Definition of xylidine in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈzīliˌdēn/ Pronunciation: /-din/ Pronunciation: /ˈzili-/


1Any one of six isomeric compounds that are derived from xylene and used in the manufacture of dyes.
  • Chemical formula: (CH3)2C6H3NH2.
Example sentences
  • A special attention will be given to the treatment of the groundwaters and soil of the Keila-Joa former missile base territory contaminated with the two-component rocket fuel containing xylidines and triethylamine.
  • BMW dedicated a large amount of development work to different combinations of amines, xylidines and anilines which comprised their Tonka fuel series.
  • The total capacity annually is 3000 tons of xylidines.
1.1A mixture of xylidine isomers in the form of an oily liquid.
Example sentences
  • Xylidines are typically yellow liquids (except 3,4-xylidine which is solid) that darken when exposed to air and light.

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Syllabification: xy·li·dine

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