Definition of diphenylamine in English:


Syllabification: di·phen·yl·a·mine
Pronunciation: /dīˈfenl-əˌmēn, -ˈfē-


  • A synthetic crystalline compound with basic properties, used in making azo dyes and as an insecticide and larvicide.
    • Chemical formula: (C6H5)2NH
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    • However, fluorescence has also been used to evaluate new storage practices, such as hydrocooling of cucumber and treatment of green bell pepper with the antioxidant diphenylamine to decrease chill-induced pitting.
    • A most probable number method using diphenylamine as a color indicator was employed to enumerate denitrifying bacteria, which produce enzymes for conversion of nitrate to nitrite and nitrite to ammonia in soil.
    • The resulting product could be rolled into sheets, cut into squares and strips, and stabilized by adding up to 2 percent diphenylamine.

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