plural -s
: a mixture of alkyl radicals that is derived from kerosine specially purified for making sulfonated anionic detergents and that consists chiefly of one or more radicals ranging in size from decyl to tetradecyl or hexadecyl
condensation of keryl chloride with benzene yields keryl-benzene

Word History


kerosine + -yl

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“Keryl.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 May. 2024.

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