A crystalline solid prepared by acetylation of aniline, used in dye manufacture.
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- ‘When aniline is reacted with excess acetic acid under dehydration conditions a white, crystalline material is formed, acetanilide.’
- ‘If each molecule of acetanilide produces one molecule of hydroge bromide, what volume of HBr gas should be evolved from the reaction?’
Mid 19th century: from acet(yl) + anil(ine) + -ide.