Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A former name for naphthylamine.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Chem.) Same as naphthylamine.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun chemistry naphthylamine

Etymologies

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From naphthalene and toluidine.

Examples

  • Thanks to advances in microscopy, he knew that naphthalidine, a derivative of coal tar, differed from quinine by only a couple of hydrogen and oxygen molecules—water, in other words.

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  • It wouldn’t be as simple as adding water to the naphthalidine, he said, but with enough time at the bench, he was sure he could make medicine out of coal tar.

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  • Perkin soon determined that all the chemistry in the world wasn’t going to convince naphthalidine to turn into quinine.

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