a colorless, crystalline, solid compound containing three benzene rings, C19H16, from which many dyes are derived.
Origin of triphenylmethane
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The introduction of malachite green marks another epoch in the history of the technology of the triphenylmethane colours.Coal
a colourless crystalline solid used for the preparation of many dyes. Formula: (C 6 H 5) 3 CH
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