indamine

indamine

[in-duh-meen, -min]
noun Chemistry.
any of a series of basic organic compounds, the simplest having the formula C 12 H 11 N 3 , which form bluish and greenish salts, used in the manufacture of dyes.
Compare quinonimine.


Origin:
1885–90; ind- + amine

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indamine (ˈɪndəˌmiːn, -mɪn)
 
n
1.  an organic base used in the production of the dye safranine. Formula: NH2C6H4N:C6H4:NH
2.  any of a class of organic bases with a similar structure to this compound. Their salts are unstable blue and green dyes
 
[C20: from indigo + amine]

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