phtha·​lo·​cy·​a·​nine | \ ˌtha-lō-ˈsī-ə-ˌnēn How to pronounce phthalocyanine (audio) , ˌthā- \

Definition of phthalocyanine

: a bright greenish-blue crystalline compound C32H18N8 also : any of several metal derivatives that are brilliant fast blue to green dyes or pigments

Examples of phthalocyanine in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Direct Blue 199 dye Made of copper phthalocyanine and sulfur. Patrick Di Justo, WIRED, "What’s Inside: Inkjet Cartridges," 26 Apr. 2011

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First Known Use of phthalocyanine

1933, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for phthalocyanine

International Scientific Vocabulary phthalic acid + -o- + cyanine

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The first known use of phthalocyanine was in 1933

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“Phthalocyanine.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 13 December 2019.

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