metanilic acid


met·​a·​nil·​ic 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 13 Apr. 2024.

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