Nevile and Winther's acid

noun

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

Etymology

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

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“Nevile and Winther's acid.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Nevile%20and%20Winther%27s%20acid. Accessed 29 Jan. 2023.

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