Molecule of the Week
This molecule was originally selected on May 24, 2004.
Regarding this week’s selected substance:
In Earth's ecosphere, coronene is considered a pollutant, but this polynuclear aromatic hydrocarbon redeems itself as an ultraviolet phosphor for charge-coupled devices (CCDs). Coronene-coated CCDs on the Hubble Space Telescope provide valuable information about molecules in outer space. Coronene has also been observed on the surface of Saturn's moon Titan.
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