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toluidine

[tuh-loo-i-deen, -din]
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noun Chemistry.
  1. any of three isomeric amines having the formula C7H9N, derived from toluene: used in the dye and drug industries.
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Origin of toluidine

First recorded in 1840–50; tolu(ene) + -id3 + -ine2
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Historical Examples

  • The aniline selected for this purpose should contain about 25% of the toluidine.

    Cooley's Practical Receipts, Volume II

    Arnold Cooley

  • From this it will be evident that an aniline rich in toluidine is an essential condition for obtaining aniline red.

  • The result is a diazo-salt; aniline, for example, giving diazobenzene chloride, and toluidine diazotoluene chloride.

    Coal

    Raphael Meldola

  • The large quantity of aniline and toluidine now made has opened up a channel for the use of the waste borings from cast-iron.

    Coal

    Raphael Meldola

  • By a similar process toluene is converted into nitrotoluene, and the latter into toluidine.

    Coal

    Raphael Meldola


British Dictionary definitions for toluidine

toluidine

noun
  1. an amine derived from toluene existing in three isomeric forms; aminotoluene. The ortho- and meta- isomers are liquids and the para- isomer is a crystalline solid. All three are used in making dyes. Formula: C 6 H 4 CH 3 NH 2
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Word Origin

C19: from tolu (ene) + -ide + -ine ²
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toluidine in Science

toluidine

[tə-lōōĭ-dēn′]
  1. Any of three isomeric compounds containing a benzene ring with a methyl (CH3) and amino (NH2) group attached to it. Toluidine is used to make dyes. Chemical formula: C7H9N.
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