plural -s
: a colorless oily alcohol C6H11OH that has an odor like camphor, is made by the catalytic hydrogenation of phenol or oxidation of cyclohexane, and is used chiefly as a solvent, as a stabilizer for emulsions, and in the manufacture of adipic acid; hexahydro-phenol

Word History


International Scientific Vocabulary cyclohexane + -ol

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“Cyclohexanol.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Jun. 2024.

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