Synthesis of 9,10-Diphenylanthracene

9 g of 9,10-diphenyl-9,10-dihydroanthracene-9,10-diol is added to a reflux apparatus with 100 mL of acetic acid, 15 g of sodium iodide and 15 g of sodium hypophosphite and the mixture is refluxed for 30 minutes. The mixture is cooled down, filtered and washed with some cold water. The product is recrystallized from hot ethyl acetate.

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Refluxing the mixture of compounds

Filtration

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The pure product

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