(= b-naphthylamine) Potent carcinogen; used in production of aniline dyes, one of the first chemicals to be associated with a tumour (bladder cancer). The compound itself is not directly carcinogenic; a metabolite produced by hydroxylation (1-hydroxy-2-aminonaphthalene) is detoxified in the liver by conjugation with glucuronic acid, but reactivated by a glucuronidase in the bladder.
Naphthylamine can refer to either of two isomeric chemical compounds: ...Found on http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Naphthylamine
• (n.) One of two basic amido derivatives of naphthalene, C10H7.NH2, forming crystalline solids. • (n.) One of two basic amido derivatives of naphthalene, C10H7.NH2, forming crystalline solids.Found on http://thinkexist.com/dictionary/meaning/naphthylamine/
(from the article `chemical industry`) ...ammonia with chlorobenzene, obtained from benzene. Benzene and ammonia are required in either case. Similar treatment applied to naphthalene ...Found on http://www.britannica.com/eb/a-z/n/7
Naph`thyl·am'ine noun (Chemistry)
One of two basic amido derivatives of naphthalene, C 10
, forming crystalline solids. Found on http://www.encyclo.co.uk/webster/N/3
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