xanthene

<chemical> A yellowish, alcohol and ether soluble compound that serves as the chemical core for the dyes fluoroscein, eosin and rhodamine, by itself, xanthene is used as a fungicide and in organic synthesis. ... (11 May 1997) ...
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xanthene

Type: Term Pronunciation: zan′thēn Definitions: 1. The basic structure of many natural products, drugs, dyes (fluorescein, pyronin, eosins), indicators, pesticides, antibiotics, etc. 2. A class of molecules based upon xanthene (1).
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Xanthene

Xanthene (9H-xanthene, 10H-9-oxaanthracene) is a yellow organic heterocyclic compound. Its chemical formula is {Carbon}13{Hydrogen}10{Oxygen}. It is soluble in diethyl ether. Its melting point is 101-102 °C and its boiling point is 310-312 °C. Xanthene is used as a fungicide and it is also a useful intermediate in organic synthesis. Derivatives ...
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