Definition of paraphenylenediamine in English:

paraphenylenediamine

noun

  • A white or reddish crystalline compound, C₆ H₄ (NH₂)₂, used as a photographic developer, for dyeing hair and fur, and in the manufacture of dyes.

Pronunciation

paraphenylenediamine

/parəˌfɛnɪliːnˈdʌɪəmiːn/ /parəˌfɛnɪliːnˌdʌɪˈeɪmiːn/ /parəˌfɛnɪliːnˌdʌɪˈamiːn/

Origin

Late 19th century; earliest use found in Journal of the Chemical Society.