isatin

isatin

[ahy-suh-tin]
noun Chemistry.
a yellowish-red or orange, crystalline, water-soluble solid, C 8 H 5 NO 2 , used chiefly in the synthesis of vat dyes.

Origin:
1835–45; < Greek isát(is) woad + -in2

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isatin or isatine (ˈaɪsətɪn, ˈaɪsəˌtiːn)
 
n
a yellowish-red crystalline compound soluble in hot water, used for the preparation of vat dyes. Formula: C8H5NO2
 
[C19: from Latin isatis woad + -in]
 
isatine or isatine
 
n
 
[C19: from Latin isatis woad + -in]
 
isa'tinic or isatine
 
adj

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