triphenylmethane

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triphenylmethane

[trahy-fen-l-meth-eyn, -feen-]
noun Chemistry.
a colorless, crystalline, solid compound containing three benzene rings, C 19 H 16 , from which many dyes are derived.

Origin:
1880–85; tri- + phenyl + methane

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triphenylmethane (traɪˌfiːnaɪlˈmiːθeɪn, -ˌfɛn-)
 
n
a colourless crystalline solid used for the preparation of many dyes. Formula: (C6H5)3CH

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Malachite green chloride, a triphenylmethane dye, is prepared as a double salt with zinc chloride for dyeing purposes.
Malachite green chloride is a triphenylmethane dye used in the fish industry as an antifungal agent.
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