nitrophenol

noun ni·tro·phenol \ "+ \

Definition of nitrophenol

1 :a nitro derivative of phenol: such as
a :a yellow crystalline compound O2NC6H4OH used chiefly in organic synthesis called also ortho-nitrophenol
b :a colorless to yellowish isomeric compound O2NC6H4OH used chiefly as an acid-base indicator, as a fungicide, and in organic synthesis called also para-nitrophenol
2 usually nitro phenol :a nitro derivative of any of the class of phenols

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Origin and Etymology of nitrophenol

International Scientific Vocabulary nitr- + phenol


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