dull yellow powder
ChEBI: An anthraquinone that is anthracene in which positions 9 and 10 have been oxidised to carbonyls.
Yellow crystals or powder.
Starting material for the manufacture of dyes; bird repellent.
A precursor for dye formation
Anthraquinone is incompatible with strong oxidizing agents.
bird repellant, irritant
Air & Water Reactions
Insoluble in water.
Crystallise anthraquinone from CHCl3 (38mL/g), *benzene, or boiling acetic acid, wash it with a little EtOH and dry it under vacuum over P2O5. [Beilstein 7 IV 2556.]
Repellent, Seed treatment: Used as a seed dressing or protectant. Banned in EU.
(p)ANTHRAPEL®; FLIGHT CONTROL-
PLUS®; HOELITE®; MORKIT®; REPELL®
Anthraquinone is combustible.