[dahy-fen-l-uh-meen, -am-in, -feen-]
- a colorless, crystalline, slightly water-soluble benzene derivative, C12H11N, 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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Rottweil Smokeless Powder: a gelatined powder containing camphor and diphenylamine.The New Gresham Encyclopedia
The parent-compound is diphenylamine in which sulphur replaces hydrogen, and is therefore known as thiodiphenylamine.
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.Researches on Cellulose
C. F. Cross
- 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(dī-fĕn′əl-ə-mēn′, -ăm′ĭn, -fē′nəl-)
- A colorless crystalline compound used as a stabilizer for plastics and in the manufacture of dyes, explosives, pesticides, and pharmaceuticals.
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