Phenazine (C12H8N2 or C6H4N2C6H4), also called azophenylene, dibenzo-p-diazine, dibenzopyrazine, and acridizine, is a dibenzo annulated pyrazine and the parent substance of many dyestuffs, such as the toluylene red, indulines and safranines (and the closely related eurhodines). Phenazine crystallizes in yellow needles, which are only sparingly soluble in alcohol. Sulfuric acid dissolves it, forming a deep-red solution.
Appearance & Physical State
yellow to brown crystalline powder
Stable at room temperature in closed containers under normal storage and handling conditions.
Store in a tightly closed container. Store in a cool, dry, well-ventilated area away from incompatible substances.