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  • n. The secondary amine (CH3)2NH that has a number of industrial uses.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A colorless gas, (CH3)2NH, present in herring-brine, and formed by the putrefaction of fish, gelatin, and proteid material in general. It is prepared by the action of sodium hydroxid on nitrosodimethylaniline, boils at 7.2-7.3° C., and resembles ammonia in its odor and in the constitution of its salts.


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