Cleve's acid

Cle·​ve's acid | \ ˈklāvəz-, ˈklēvz- \

Definition of Cleve's acid

: either of two colorless crystalline isomeric monosulfonic acids NH2C10H6SO3H derived from alpha-naphthylamine and used as intermediates in making azo dyes also : a mixture of these acids

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after P.T. Cleve

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“Cleve's acid.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Oct. 2020.

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