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Aniline water is a saturated solution of aniline in distilled water. It was a relatively common solvent for dyes in the past, and was employed when the maximum possible amount of a dye was required in a saturated solution or when solubility of the dye needed to be facilitated for some reason. The presence of small amounts of aniline in the water was believed to increase both the amount dissolved and the solubility in general of some dyes. The amount of aniline which will dissolve in water is quite low and not much is required to make a saturated aqueous solution.
Last updated May 2005.