Fluorenol is an alcohol derivative of fluorene. In the most significant isomer, fluoren-9-ol or 9-hydroxyfluorene, the hydroxy group is located on the bridging carbon between the two benzene rings. Hydroxyfluorene can be converted to fluorenone by oxidation. It is a white-cream colored solid at room temperature.
Appearance & Physical State
off-white crystalline powder
367.5ºC at 760 mmHg
Stable. Combustible. Incompatible with strong oxidizing agents.