Definition of dithizone in English:

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Pronunciation: /dīˈTHīˌzōn/


A synthetic compound used as a reagent for the analysis and separation of lead and other metals.
  • Alternative name: diphenylthiocarbazone; chemical formula: C13H12N4S.
Example sentences
  • Soluble mercury contents in Baochi San, Xiaoer Zhibon Ding and Xiaoer Baishou Dan have been determined using dithizone method.
  • The color resulting from the formation of the inner salt complex between dithizone and the lead cation is maintained,.
  • The dithizone heavy metal reagent allows the detection of free heavy metal ions in bodily liquids like urine and saliva.


1920s: from elements of the systematic name (see above).

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Syllabification: di·thi·zone

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