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triphenylmethane

[trahy-fen-l-meth-eyn, -feen-] /traɪˌfɛn lˈmɛθ eɪn, -ˌfin-/
noun, Chemistry.
1.
a colorless, crystalline, solid compound containing three benzene rings, C 19 H 16 , from which many dyes are derived.
Origin of triphenylmethane
1880-1885
First recorded in 1880-85; tri- + phenyl + methane
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  • The introduction of malachite green marks another epoch in the history of the technology of the triphenylmethane colours.

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triphenylmethane

/traɪˌfiːnaɪlˈmiːθeɪn; -ˌfɛn-/
noun
1.
a colourless crystalline solid used for the preparation of many dyes. Formula: (C6H5)3CH
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