- Also called aniline oil, aminobenzine, phenylamine. Chemistry. a colorless, oily, slightly water-soluble liquid, C6H5NH2, usually derived from nitrobenzene by reduction: used chiefly in the synthesis of dyes and drugs.
- pertaining to or derived from aniline: aniline colors.
Origin of aniline
Examples from the Web for aniline
The resulting compound is known as aniline, a liquid boiling at 182°.An Elementary Study of Chemistry
For what are aniline, paraffine, naphtha, and carbolic acid used?Commercial Geography
Jacques W. Redway
Unfortunately, the facility with which aniline dyes can be used is not unknown.How to make rugs
A woman is worth more than to be subordinated to an aniline dye.
How does its application to wood effect the color and value of aniline stain?Industrial Arts Design
William H. Varnum
- a colourless oily pungent poisonous liquid used in the manufacture of dyes, plastics, pharmaceuticals, and explosives. Formula: C 6 H 5 NH 2Also called: phenylamine
Word Origin and History for aniline
chemical base used in making colorful dyes, 1843, coined 1841 by German chemist Carl Julius Fritzsche (1808-1871) and adopted by Hofmann, ultimately from Portuguese anil "the indigo shrub," from Arabic an-nil "the indigo," assimilated from al-nil, from Persian nila, ultimately from Sanskrit nili "indigo," from nilah "dark blue." With chemical suffix -ine (2).
- An oily, poisonous benzene derivative used in the manufacture of dyes and pharmaceuticals.
- Derived from aniline.
- 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.