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naphthalenesulfonic acid

noun naph·tha·lene·sul·fon·ic acid
variants: or chiefly British naphthalenesulphonic acid play \-ˌsəl-ˌfän-ik-, -ˌfōn-\

medical Definition of naphthalenesulfonic acid

:either of two crystalline acids C10H8SO3 obtained by sulfonation of naphthalene and used in the synthesis of dyes and naphthols

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