nitrosophenol

noun
ni·​tro·​so·​phenol | \ nī‧¦trō(ˌ)sō+ \

Definition of nitrosophenol

: a nitroso derivative of phenol especially : the unstable pale yellow to light brown crystalline para derivative ONC6H4OH that is tautomeric with quinone oxime, is made from phenol by reaction with nitrous acid, and is used as a dye intermediate

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History and Etymology for nitrosophenol

International Scientific Vocabulary nitros- + phenol

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“Nitrosophenol.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/nitrosophenol. Accessed 18 Sep. 2021.

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