Chloranil

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Chloranil (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.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n chloranil A 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.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Chlor,ine + anil,ine

Usage

In literature:

Hydrochloric acid and potassium chlorate give chloranil.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 2, Part 1, Slice 1" by Various
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