Anthracene Impurities

Anthracene is a medication used to treat stable plaque psoriasis.

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Impurity structure Parent Drug Name Name of Impurity Catalogue No. CAS No.
Anthracene-D10 Anthracene


DVE001252 1719-06-8
3-(9-Anthryl)acrolein (Anthacrolein) Anthracene

3-(9-Anthryl)acrolein (Anthacrolein)

VL6680001 38982-12-6

Anthracene Related Compound

Constipation is treated with laxatives. A chemotherapeutic drug used to treat secondary progressive, progressive relapsing, or relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis.


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What is anthracene used for?

Anthracene, like most PAHs, is utilized in the production of colors, plastics, and pesticides. It has been employed in the fabrication of smoke screens and scintillation counter crystals.

What is the therapeutic use of Anthracene?

Anthracenes only have one ketone group. A tetracyclic antidepressant is used to treat depressive illness, major depressive disorder, bipolar disorder, and depression-related anxiety.

Is anthracenes used for coating?

Anthracene is employed in the synthetic synthesis of the red color alizarin. It’s also found in wood preservatives, pesticides, and coatings.