Nevile and Winther's acid

noun Ne·vile and Win·ther's acid \ˈnāvəl, ˈvintə(r)z-\

Definition of Nevile and Winther's acid

  1. :  a crystalline phenolic sulfonic acid HOC10H6SO3H made by sulfonation of alpha-naphthol and used as a dye intermediate; 1-naphthol-4-sulfonic acid

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Origin and Etymology of nevile and winther's acid

after R.H.C. Nevile, 19th century chemist and Adolph Winther, 20th century German chemist


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