phthalocyanine

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From phthalimide + cyanine

Noun[edit]

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phthalocyanine (plural phthalocyanines)

  1. (organic chemistry) Any of a family of macrocyclic compounds having a structure similar to that of porphyrin; they are blue/green pigments that are used in plastics and enamels