a red dye, C20H20N3Cl, derived from aniline and orthotoluidine, a constituent of fuchsin.
the base, C20H21N3O, which, with hydrochloric acid, forms this dye.
Origin of rosaniline
First recorded in 1860–65; rose1
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Historical Examples of rosaniline
In France the hydrochlorate of rosaniline is chiefly employed.
A pleasant syrup, leaving a slightly sharp taste, containing a little carbonate of potash, and faintly coloured with rosaniline.
Other transformations of rosaniline have yet to be chronicled.
A few years ago murexid was extensively used in dyeing; it is now almost superseded by rosaniline or magenta.
The intimate relation between chrysaniline, rosaniline, and leucaniline has been shown by Hofmann.
British Dictionary definitions for rosaniline
a reddish-brown crystalline insoluble derivative of aniline used, in the form of its soluble hydrochloride, as a red dyeSee also fuchsin
Word Origin for rosaniline
C19: from rose 1 + aniline
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A brownish-red crystalline organic compound derived from aniline and used in the manufacture of dyes and in Schiff's reagent.
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