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mellon (uncountable)

  1. (rare, chemistry) A poorly characterized cyclic cyanide; [(CN)2NH]3, C6N4 or similar.
    • 1857, William Allen Miller, Elements of Chemistry: Part III, Organic Chemistry[1], page 603:
      Mellon (C18N13; Liebig).— This anomalous compound was originally supposed by Liebig to contain C6N4, but he has recently repeated and varied his experiments upon it, and has altered its formula as above.
    • 1916, Victor von Richter, Organic chemistry[2], volume I, Chemistry of the Aliphatic Series, page 473:
      It sublimes on heating and decomposes into mellon and NH3.




  1. genitive singular of melto