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triphenylmethane

[trahy-fen-l-meth-eyn, -feen-] /traɪˌfɛn lˈmɛθ eɪn, -ˌfin-/
noun, Chemistry
1.
a colorless, crystalline, solid compound containing three benzene rings, C 19 H 16 , from which many dyes are derived.
Origin
1880-1885
1880-85; tri- + phenyl + methane
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Examples from the web for triphenylmethane
  • 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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triphenylmethane

/traɪˌfiːnaɪlˈmiːθeɪn; -ˌfɛn-/
noun
1.
a colourless crystalline solid used for the preparation of many dyes. Formula: (C6H5)3CH
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