Applications trans-Stilbene is used in the manufacturing of dye lasers, optical brighteners, non-steroidal synthetic estrogens such as diethylstilbestrol, fosfestrol and dienestrol. It is used as a phosphor and a scintillator. It is also involved in transition metal catalyzed asymmetric epoxidation and dihydroxylation. Further, it is used as raw material in organic synthesis.
Solubility Soluble in benzene and ether. Insoluble in water.
Notes Air and light sensitive. Incompatible with strong oxidizing agents.