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diphenylamine

[dahy-fen-l-uh-meen, -am-in, -feen-]
noun Chemistry.
  1. 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.
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Origin of diphenylamine

First recorded in 1860–65; diphenyl + amine
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Examples from the Web for diphenylamine

Historical Examples

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

    The New Gresham Encyclopedia

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  • The parent-compound is diphenylamine in which sulphur replaces hydrogen, and is therefore known as thiodiphenylamine.

    Coal

    Raphael Meldola

  • It was shown that they are derivatives of diphenylamine containing sulphur as an essential constituent.

    Coal

    Raphael Meldola

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


British Dictionary definitions for diphenylamine

diphenylamine

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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diphenylamine in Medicine

diphenylamine

(dī-fĕn′əl-ə-mēn, -ămĭn, -fē′nəl-)
n.
  1. A colorless crystalline compound used as a stabilizer for plastics and in the manufacture of dyes, explosives, pesticides, and pharmaceuticals.
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