diphenylamine [dahy-fen-l- uh- meen, - am-in, -feen-] EXAMPLES | WORD ORIGIN noun . Chemistry a colorless, crystalline, slightly water-soluble benzene derivative, C 12H 11N, used chiefly in the preparation of various dyes, as a stabilizer for nitrocellulose propellants, and for the detection of oxidizing agents in analytical chemistry. Origin of diphenylamine
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The parent-compound is
diphenylamine in which sulphur replaces hydrogen, and is therefore known as thio diphenylamine.
It was shown that they are derivatives of
diphenylamine containing sulphur as an essential constituent.
Their reactions with
diphenylamine allow a certain identification of artificial silks of this class. British Dictionary definitions for diphenylamine noun a colourless insoluble crystalline derivative of benzene, used in the manufacture of dyes, as a stabilizer in plastics, etc. Formula: (C 6 H 5) 2 NH
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diphenylamine in Medicine diphenylamine [dī-fĕn′əl-ə-mēn ′, -ăm ′ĭn, -fē′nəl-] n. A colorless crystalline compound used as a stabilizer for plastics and in the manufacture of dyes, explosives, pesticides, and pharmaceuticals.
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