Perkin's mauve
Mauve Mauve (m[=o]v), n. [F., mallow, L. malva. So named from the similarity of the color to that of the petals of common mallow, {Malva sylvestris}. See {Mallow}.] A color of a delicate purple, violet, or lilac. [1913 Webster]

{Mauve aniline} (Chem.), a dyestuff produced artificially by the oxidation of commercial aniline, and the first discovered of the so-called coal-tar, or aniline, dyes. It consists of the sulphate of mauve["i]ne, and is a dark brown or bronze amorphous powder, which dissolves to a beatiful purple color. Called also {aniline purple}, {violine}, {Perkin's mauve}, etc. [1913 Webster]


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  • Perkin, Sir William Henry — ▪ British chemist born March 12, 1838, London died July 14, 1907, Sudbury, near Harrow, Middlesex, Eng.       British chemist who discovered aniline dyes.       In 1853 Perkin entered the Royal College of Chemistry, London, where he studied under …   Universalium

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