from The Century Dictionary.
- noun In chem., aniline.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun obsolete Aniline.
- noun A base obtained from coal tar.
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- noun organic chemistry, obsolete
- noun organic chemistry, obsolete A
baseobtained from coal tar.
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Runge in 1834 claims to have detected it in coal tar and called it kyanol, which after oxidation became an insoluble black pigment and known as aniline black.
Ann. _, 1834, 31, p. 65; 32, p. 331) isolated from coal-tar a substance which produced a beautiful blue colour on treatment with chloride of lime; this he named kyanol or cyanol.