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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Origin and Etymology of diphenylmethane

International Scientific Vocabulary diphenyl + methane


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