Naphthalene - definition from

[(Science: chemistry) A white crystalline aromatic hydrocarbon, C10H8, analogous to benzene, and obtained by the distillation of certain bituminous materials, such as the heavy oil of coal tar. It is the type and basis of a large number of derivatives among organic compounds. Formerly called also naphthaline. (Science: chemistry) Naphthalene red, a yellow dyestuff obtained from certain nitro derivatives of naphthol.

MediLexicon naphthalene - Medical Dictionary Definition for Term 'naphthalene'

[1. A carcinogenic and toxic hydrocarbon obtained from coal tar; used for many syntheses in industry and in some moth repellents; naphthalene can cause an attack of hemolytic anemia in people with a deficiency of glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase.

Molecular Formula: C10H8

InChI: InChI=1/C10H8/c1-2-6-10-8-4-3-7-9(10)5-1/h1-8H

SMILES: c1ccc2ccccc2c1

CAS number 91-20-3


    PubChem CID 931
    Beilstein =1421310
    CAS 91-20-3 (from NIST)
    ChEBI 16482
    chemPDB NPY
    Gmelin 3347
    Kegg C00829
    PubChem ID 10403394
    PubChem ID 4087
    UM-BBD c0333