pseudonitrole

noun
pseu·​do·​ni·​trole
plural -s

Definition of pseudonitrole

: any of a class of compounds of the general formula RR′C(NO)NO2 formed by the action of nitrous acid on a disubstituted nitromethane RR′CHNO2 as pungent-odored, colorless, solid dimers that when fused or dissolved depolymerize into the monomers of intense and characteristic blue color — compare nitrolic acid

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History and Etymology for pseudonitrole

German pseudonitrole, from pseud- + nitr- + -ole

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“Pseudonitrole.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pseudonitrole. Accessed 4 Jul. 2022.

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