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acridine




acridine molecule
An organic compound, C13H9N, the molecule of which is a pyridine ring held between two benzene rings; it crystallizes as colorless needles. Acridine is derived from coal tar and used in making pharmaceuticals and dyes. It is irritating to skin and mucous membranes and is a potent mutagen. Melting point 111°C.


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