perylene

noun
per·​y·​lene | \ ˈperəˌlēn \
plural -s

Definition of perylene

: a yellow crystalline aromatic hydrocarbon C20H12 that is constituted of two naphthalene residues joined to each other through the peri-positions, that is found in small amounts in coal tar, and that can be made from naphthalene by the action of aluminum chloride

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History and Etymology for perylene

peri-di-naphthylene

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“Perylene.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/perylene. Accessed 7 Dec. 2021.

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