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Aniline oil

Also called aniline oil, aminobenzine, phenylamine. Chemistry. a colorless, oily, slightly water-soluble liquid, C 6 H 5 NH 2 , usually derived from nitrobenzene by reduction: used chiefly in the synthesis of dyes and drugs.
pertaining to or derived from aniline:
aniline colors.
Historical Examples

Decolourise with aniline oil till no more colour is discharged.
The Elements of Bacteriological Technique John William Henry Eyre

Treat with a mixture of equal parts of aniline oil and xylol until no more colour comes away.
The Elements of Bacteriological Technique John William Henry Eyre

Suppose we go a step further and boil the aniline oil with acetic acid, which is the acid of vinegar minus its water.
Creative Chemistry Edwin E. Slosson

a colourless oily pungent poisonous liquid used in the manufacture of dyes, plastics, pharmaceuticals, and explosives. Formula: C6H5NH2 Also called phenylamine

chemical base used in making colorful dyes, 1843, coined 1841 by German chemist Carl Julius Fritzsche (1808-1871) and adopted by Hofmann, ultimately from Portuguese anil “the indigo shrub,” from Arabic an-nil “the indigo,” assimilated from al-nil, from Persian nila, ultimately from Sanskrit nili “indigo,” from nilah “dark blue.” With chemical suffix -ine (2).

aniline an·i·line or an·i·lin (ān’ə-lĭn)
An oily, poisonous benzene derivative used in the manufacture of dyes and pharmaceuticals. adj.
Derived from aniline.
A colorless, oily, poisonous compound used in the manufacture of rubber, dyes, resins, pharmaceuticals, and varnishes. Aniline is an amine of benzene. Chemical formula: C6H7N.


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