a yellow, water-soluble, needlelike, crystalline solid, C16H14O5, obtained from brazil and sappanwood: used as a dye and an indicator.
Origin of brazilin
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Brazilin crystallizes in hexagonal amber yellow crystals, which are soluble in water and alcohol.
a pale yellow soluble crystalline solid, turning red in alkaline solution, extracted from brazil wood and sappanwood and used in dyeing and as an indicator. Formula: C 16 H 14 O 5
Word Origin for brazilin
C19: from French brésiline, from brésil brazil wood
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