Laurent's acid

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Definition of Laurent's acid

: a crystalline naphthylaminesulfonic acid H2NC10H6SO3H made by sulfonating alpha-naphthylamine and used as an intermediate for azo dyes; 5-amino-1-naphthalenesulfonic acid

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after Auguste Laurent †1853 French chemist

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“Laurent's acid.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Apr. 2020.

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