Phenanthroline (phen) is a heterocyclic organic compound. It is a white solid that is soluble in organic solvents. It is used as a ligand in coordination chemistry, it forms strong complexes with most metal ions.
Appearance & Physical State
white crystalline powder
Stable. Hygroscopic. Store under nitrogen. Incompatible with strong acids, strong oxidizing agents.
Store in a cool, dry place. Keep containers tightly closed. Storage under a nitrogen blanket has been recommended.