Cleve's acid


Cle·​ve'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

Word History


after P.T. Cleve

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“Cleve's acid.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Jul. 2024.

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