metanilic acid

met·​a·​nil·​ic acid | \ ¦metə¦nilik- \

Definition of metanilic acid

: a crystalline sulfonic acid H2NC6H4SO3H that is isomeric with sulfanilic acid, is made by sulfonating nitrobenzene and then reducing, and is used as an intermediate for azo dyes; meta -amino-benzenesulfonic acid

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International Scientific Vocabulary meta- + sulfanilic acid

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“Metanilic acid.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Sep. 2020.

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