nitroaniline

noun ni·tro·aniline \ "+ \
variants: or less commonly nitraniline \(ˈ)nī‧¦tranᵊlə̇n sometimes -ˌīn or -ˌēn\

Definition of nitroaniline

:a nitro derivative of aniline: such as
a :the bright yellow crystalline para mono derivative H2NC6H4NO2 made usually from para -nitro-chlorobenzene by reaction with ammonia or from acetanilide by nitration and hydrolysis and used chiefly as an intermediate for azo and azoic dyes
b :the orange-yellow crystalline ortho isomer made similarly to the para derivative
c :the yellow crystalline meta isomer made usually from meta -dinitrobenzene by partial reduction and used chiefly as a dye intermediate

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Origin and Etymology of nitroaniline

International Scientific Vocabulary nitr- + aniline


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