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[bey-tuh-naf-thuh-luh-meen, -nap- or, esp. British, bee-] /ˈbeɪ təˈnæf θə ləˌmin, -ˈnæp- or, esp. British, ˈbi-/
noun, Chemistry.
a white to reddish, crystalline, water-soluble, extremely toxic solid, C 10 H 9 N, used chiefly in the manufacture of azo dyes.
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  • Similarly there are two amidonaphthalenes, known as alpha- and beta-naphthylamine respectively.

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  • The process by which beta-naphthylamine is prepared from beta-naphthol, already referred to, viz.

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