tolylenediamine

noun tolylene·diamine \ "+ \

Definition of tolylenediamine

:any of six isomeric crystalline bases CH3C6H3(NH2)2 derived from toluene of which some are used as dye intermediates: such as
a :an isomer obtained by reduction of dinitrotoluene (see dinitrotoluene a); toluene-2,4-diamine called also meta-tolylenediamine
b :an isomer obtained by reduction of aminoazo-toluene; toluene-2,5-diamine called also para-tolylenediamine; see safranine b

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Origin and Etymology of tolylenediamine

tolylene + diamine


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