indophenin

noun

in·​do·​phe·​nin
ˌindəˈfēnə̇n,
ə̇nˈdäfənə̇n
: 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

Word History

Etymology

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

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“Indophenin.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/indophenin. Accessed 3 Dec. 2022.

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