diphenylmethane

noun
di·​phen·​yl·​methane

Definition of diphenylmethane

: a crystalline hydrocarbon (C6H5)2CH2 that has an odor suggesting geranium, that is made usually from benzene (as by reaction with benzyl chloride), that is used chiefly as a perfume in soaps, and that is the parent of some synthetic dyes

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History and Etymology for diphenylmethane

International Scientific Vocabulary diphenyl + methane

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diphenyl ketone

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“Diphenylmethane.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/diphenylmethane. Accessed 2 Jul. 2022.

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