City Sonnet Color Challenge: Mauveine

City Sonnet – Mauveine

Mauveine, also known as aniline purple and Perkin’s mauve, was one of the first synthetic dyes. It was discovered serendipitously by William Henry Perkin in 1856 while he was attempting to synthesise the phytochemical quinine for the treatment of malaria.

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African Violets