indophenin

noun in·do·phe·nin \ ˌindəˈfēnə̇n , ə̇nˈdäfənə̇n \

Definition of indophenin

:a blue crystalline compound C24H14N2O2S2 formed by reaction of thiophene with isatin and sulfuric acid and used as a color test for the presence of thiophene in technical benzene

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Origin and Etymology of indophenin

International Scientific Vocabulary 2ind- + phene + -in; from a belief that it was a derivative of benzene; originally formed in German


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