aniline dyes

   Colors made from coal tar. These are generally considered obsolete because they are not colorfast. This class of dyes was stumbled upon by the English chemist William Henry Perkin in 1856, while he was trying to synthesize the drug quinine from coal tar. Perkins's first aniline dye, deep purple, was known in France as mauveine, from which we have the word mauve — a huge commercial success. Also see alizarin.

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  • aniline dyes — plural noun A general term for all synthetic dyes having aniline as their base • • • Main Entry: ↑aniline …   Useful english dictionary

  • Aniline leather — is a type of leather dyed exclusively with soluble dyes without covering the surface with a topcoat paint or insoluble pigments. The resulting product retains the hide s natural surface with the grain , i.e. visible pores, scars etc. of the… …   Wikipedia

  • aniline — An oily liquid used in the making of dyes. aniline dyes and colors, by whatever name known. A designation familiar in tariff laws, meaning articles commercially known as aniline dyes and colors. Pickhardt v Merritt, 132 US 252, 33 L Ed 353, 10 S… …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • aniline black — Induline In du*line, n. [Perh. fr. indigo.] (Chem.) (a) Any one of a large series of aniline dyes, colored blue or violet, and represented by aniline violet. (b) A dark green amorphous dyestuff, produced by the oxidation of aniline in the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • aniline purple — Mauve Mauve (m[=o]v), n. [F., mallow, L. malva. So named from the similarity of the color to that of the petals of common mallow, {Malva sylvestris}. See {Mallow}.] A color of a delicate purple, violet, or lilac. [1913 Webster] {Mauve aniline}… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • aniline cancer — cancer usually of the urinary bladder, occurring among those who work with aniline dyes; called also dye workers c …   Medical dictionary

  • Aniline Yellow — Aniline Yellow …   Wikipedia

  • aniline dye — n a dye made by the use of aniline or one chemically related to such a dye broadly a synthetic organic dye * * * a dye containing aniline; such dyes are an important cause of poisoning in the workplace (see anilinism) …   Medical dictionary

  • Aniline — A colourless oily liquid obtained from coal tar by the reduction of nitrobenzene by means of iron and hydrochloric acid. It is the basis of many important dyes in the textile industries. Perhaps the most important colour is Aniline black, which… …   Dictionary of the English textile terms

  • Aniline — An i*line (?; 277), n. [See {Anil}.] (Chem.) An organic base belonging to the phenylamines. It may be regarded as ammonia in which one hydrogen atom has been replaced by the radical phenyl. It is a colorless, oily liquid, originally obtained from …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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