Meaning of diphenylamine


Pronunciation: (dī-fen"l-u-mēn', -am'in, -fēn"-), [key]
— n. Chem.
  1. a colorless, crystalline, slightly water-soluble benzene derivative, CHN, used chiefly in the preparation of various dyes, as a stabilizer for nitrocellulose propellants, and for the detection of oxidizing agents in analytical chemistry.
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