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A colourless crystalline aromatic compound, (C6H5)2NH; m.p. 54°C. It is made by heating phenylamine (aniline) with phenylamine hydrochloride. It is a secondary amine and is both slightly acidic (forming an N-potassium salt) and slightly basic (forming salts with mineral acids). Its derivatives are employed as stabilizers for synthetic rubber and rocket fuels.

Subjects: Chemistry.

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