acridine defined in 1939 yearacridine - Acridine (Lat. acer, sharp);
acridine - Basic substance (C12H9N) contained m crude anthracene. From this it can be extracted as acridine chromate by adding sulphuric acid and potassium bichromate. On treating the acridine chromate with ammonia the base is obtained. The most characteristic property of acridine is that it causes sneezing when its dust or vapour is inhaled. It is the active ingredient in electric snuff. Acridine derivatives are employed as dye-stuffs.
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