Neocuproine
Title: Neocuproine
CAS Registry Number: 484-11-7
CAS Name: 2,9-Dimethyl-1,10-phenanthroline
Additional Names: 2,9-dimethyl-o-phenanthroline
Molecular Formula: C14H12N2
Molecular Weight: 208.26
Percent Composition: C 80.74%, H 5.81%, N 13.45%
Literature References: Prepn: Case, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 70, 3994 (1948); O'Reilly, Plowman, Aust. J. Chem. 13, 145 (1960).
 
Derivative Type: Hemihydrate
Molecular Formula: C14H12N2.½H2O
Molecular Weight: 217.27
Percent Composition: C 77.39%, H 6.03%, N 12.89%, O 3.68%
Properties: Crystals from water or ligroin, mp 159-160°.
Melting point: mp 159-160°
 
Derivative Type: Dihydrate
Properties: Needles from water. Loses water over P2O5 or at 80°.
 
Use: Clinical reagent (blood glucose assay). In spectrophotometric determination of copper, Nebesar, Anal. Chem. 36, 1961 (1964).

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