Monatshefte für Chemie / Chemical Monthly

, Volume 112, Issue 8–9, pp 1103–1104 | Cite as

A microsynthesis of fluoranthene

Short communication
  • Ernest Malý
Organische Chemie und Biochemie


A simple synthesis of fluoranthene based on the distillation of benzanthrone with zinc dust is described, in addition to those cited inClar's monograph1. It may be useful for small scale preparations of this polycyclic hydrocarbon. The pure product was obtained by chromatography.


Polycyclic hydrocarbon Zinc dust distillation 

Eine Synthese von Fluoranthen (Kurze Mitteilung)


Die Darstellung von Fluoranthen durch Zinkstaubdestillation von Benzanthron und die chromatographische Reinigung des Produktes werden beschrieben.


  1. 1.
    Clar E., Polycyclic Hydrocarbons, London-New York: Academic Press. 1964.Google Scholar
  2. 2.
    Malý E., Mikrochim. Acta1971, 800; ibid. Mikrochim. Acta1977, 429.Google Scholar

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© Springer-Verlag 1981

Authors and Affiliations

  • Ernest Malý
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of Preventive MedicineBratislavaCzechoslovakia

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