Meaning of TOLYLENEDIAMINE in English

“+ noun

Etymology: tolylene + diamine

: any of six isomeric crystalline bases CH 3 C 6 H 3 (NH 2 ) 2 derived from toluene of which some are used as dye intermediates: as

a. : an isomer obtained by reduction of dinitrotoluene (sense a); toluene-2,4-diamine — called also meta-tolylenediamine

b. : an isomer obtained by reduction of aminoazo-toluene; toluene-2,5-diamine — called also para-tolylenediamine ; see safranine b

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