nChloranil(Chem) A yellow crystalline substance, C6Cl4.O2, regarded as a derivative of quinone, obtained by the action of chlorine on certain benzene derivatives, as aniline.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
nchloranilA compound (C6Cl4O2) produced by the action of chlorin on aniline, phenol, salicin, and other allied bodies. It forms pale-yellow pearly scales. By dissolving it in caustic potash, potassium chloranilate is formed.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Chlor,ine + anil,ine
Hydrochloric acid and potassium chlorate give chloranil.
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