benzhydrol

noun

benz·​hy·​drol
benz-ˈhī-ˌdrȯl,
-ˌdrōl
variants or less commonly benzohydrol
ˌben-zō-ˈhī-ˌdrȯl,
-ˌdrōl
plural -s
: a colorless crystalline secondary alcohol (C6H5)2CHOH made usually by reduction of benzophenone and used in organic synthesis

Word History

Etymology

International Scientific Vocabulary benz- + hydrol

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“Benzhydrol.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/benzhydrol. Accessed 1 Mar. 2024.

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