perylene

noun per·y·lene \ˈperəˌlēn\

Definition of perylene

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  1. :  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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Origin and Etymology of perylene

peri-di-naphthylene


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