: either of two yellow crystalline compounds C10H7NO2:
: the alpha or 1-isomer made by direct nitration of naphthalene and used in making alpha-naphthylamine
: the beta or 2-isomer made indirectly (as by nitration of tetrahydronaphthalene followed by dehydrogenation)

Word History


International Scientific Vocabulary nitr- + naphthalene

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“Nitronaphthalene.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Apr. 2024.

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