Nevile and Winther's acid


Ne·​vile and Win·​ther's acid
: a crystalline phenolic sulfonic acid HOC10H6SO3H made by sulfonation of alpha-naphthol and used as a dye intermediate; 1-naphthol-4-sulfonic acid

Word History


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

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“Nevile and Winther's acid.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 May. 2024.

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