mauveine


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mauveine

(ˈməʊviːn)
n
(Colours) another name for mauve2
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Perkin was the second son of Sir William Henry Perkin who, in 1856, discovered mauveine and went into the industry producing the first synthetic dye.
64) In this connection, of especial pride to college members were the achievements of William Perkin in having made and developed the first coal tar dye, mauveine, the often cited example of pure research leading to a great industry, albeit one largely developed in Germany.