benzhydrol

noun
benz·​hy·​drol | \ benz-ˈhī-ˌdrȯl, -ˌdrōl \
variants: or less commonly benzohydrol \ ˌben-​zō-​ˈhī-​ˌdrȯl , -​ˌdrōl \
plural -s

Definition of benzhydrol

: a colorless crystalline secondary alcohol (C6H5)2CHOH made usually by reduction of benzophenone and used in organic synthesis

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History and Etymology for benzhydrol

International Scientific Vocabulary benz- + hydrol

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“Benzhydrol.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/benzhydrol. Accessed 30 May. 2020.

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