mauveine


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mauveine

(ˈməʊviːn)
n
(Colours) another name for mauve2
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Hillary was a history teacher before retiring and wanted to link her home to Perkin, who discovered the rich mauve dye mauveine in 1856 while conducting experiments to try to find a cure of malaria.
The students learned about precipitation reactions by making sidewalk chalk, investigated oxidation reduction reactions by anodizing aluminum to make jewelry, synthesized Prussian blue to paint a picture, synthesized mauveine to dye a scarf, explored freezing point depression by making candles, and conducted microchemical tests that art conservators use.
Following his discovery, he focused on the patenting, manufacturing, and commercialisation of this purple dye, which he named mauveine," Google wrote in its blog post.