From the morning run to the moment we go to bed, aniline marks a discreet presence, enabling the existence of a thousand and one products in our daily lives whose function we do not do without.
Shared by many indispensable goods, aniline has particularities that are different from any other product, which make this raw material one of the most important chemicals in our daily lives.
Also known as aminobenzene or phenylamine, it is a substance belonging to the family of primary amines – an important compound in the manufacture of dyes.
Its formula is C6H5NH2 and, in its pure state and under normal conditions of temperature and pressure, it is a colorless and oily liquid. Aniline is obtained by hydrogenation of nitrobenzene and in the presence of a catalyst. It is susceptible to oxidation and, although it has no color, it darkens when exposed to air, even turning yellow or even almost red, which anticipates its propensity for the manufacture of dyes.