keryl

noun
ker·​yl | \ ˈkerə̇l \
plural -s

Definition of keryl

: 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

History and Etymology for keryl

kerosine + -yl

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“Keryl.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/keryl. Accessed 29 Sep. 2022.

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