Anthracene (C₁₄H₁₀), molar mass 178.23 g·mol−1 , density 1.28 g/cm3 , melting point 215.76 °C .
A white crystalline solid used extensively in the manufacture of dyes. Anthracene is found in the heavy- and green-oil fractions of crude oil and is obtained by fractional crystallization. Its structure is benzene-like, having three six-membered rings fused together. The reactions are characteristic of aromatic compounds.