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diphenylamine

[ dahy-fen-l-uh-meen, -am-in, -feen- ]

noun

, Chemistry.
  1. a colorless, crystalline, slightly water-soluble benzene derivative, C 12 H 11 N, used chiefly in the preparation of various dyes, as a stabilizer for nitrocellulose propellants, and for the detection of oxidizing agents in analytical chemistry.


diphenylamine

/ -ˈæmɪn; daɪˌfiːnaɪləˈmiːn; -ˌfɛn-; -nɪl- /

noun

  1. 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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Word History and Origins

Origin of diphenylamine1

First recorded in 1860–65; diphenyl + amine

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Example Sentences

Rottweil Smokeless Powder: a gelatined powder containing camphor and diphenylamine.

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.

Then they are chemically processed with either diphenylamine or diphenylbenzidine.

Their reactions with diphenylamine allow a certain identification of artificial silks of this class.

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