Cleve's acid

noun

Cle·​ve's acid
ˈklāvəz-,
ˈklēvz-
: 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

Etymology

after P.T. Cleve

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“Cleve's acid.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Cleve%27s%20acid. Accessed 20 Jul. 2024.

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