Meaning of naphthylamine in English:

naphthylamine

(also naphthylamin, naphtylamine, napthylamine)

Pronunciation /nafˈθʌɪləmiːn/ /napˈθʌɪləmiːn/

noun

Chemistry
  • Either of two isomeric crystalline amines, C₁₀ H₇ NH₂, derived from naphthalene and used in the manufacture of certain dyes.

    Only the form naphthylamine is current. The β isomer is a powerful bladder carcinogen.

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Proceedings of the Royal Society of London. From naphthyl + amine.