naphthalenesulfonic acid

noun
naph·tha·lene·sul·fon·ic acid
variants: or chiefly British naphthalenesulphonic acid \-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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