Aniline meaning

ănə-lĭn
A colorless, oily, poisonous benzene derivative, C6 H7 N, used in the manufacture of rubber, dyes, resins, pharmaceuticals, and varnishes.
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Derived from aniline.
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A colorless, poisonous, oily liquid, C6H5NH2, a derivative of benzene used in making dyes, resins, rubber additives, fungicides, herbicides, etc., and in organic synthesis.
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A colorless, oily, poisonous compound used in the manufacture of rubber, dyes, resins, pharmaceuticals, and varnishes. Aniline is an amine of benzene. Chemical formula: C6H7N.
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(organic chemistry) The simplest aromatic amine, C6H5NH2, synthesized by the reduction of nitrobenzene; it is a colourless oily basic poisonous liquid used in the manufacture of dyes and pharmaceuticals.
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Origin of aniline

  • anil –ine

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • German Anilin (coined by German Chemist Carl Julius Fritzsche). From Portuguese anil (“indigo”) + -in (“-ine (organic compounds)”).

    From Wiktionary