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tolidine

[tol-i-deen, -din]
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noun Chemistry.
  1. any of several isomeric derivatives of biphenyl containing two methyl and two amino groups, especially the ortho isomer that is used as a reagent and in the preparation of dyes.

Origin of tolidine

First recorded in 1895–1900; tol(uene) + -id3 + -ine2
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Historical Examples

  • Thus diazotised benzidine and tolidine combine with salicylic acid to form valuable yellow azo-dyes known as “chrysamines.”

    Coal

    Raphael Meldola

  • It is impossible to attempt to specify by name any of these recent benzidine and tolidine dyes.

    Coal

    Raphael Meldola


British Dictionary definitions for tolidine

tolidine

noun
  1. any of several isomeric compounds, esp the ortho- isomer, which is a white or reddish crystalline substance used in the manufacture of dyes and resins. Formula: (C 6 H 3 NH 2 CH 3) 2

Word Origin

C19: from tol (uene) + -id ³ + -ine ²
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