nitrosophenol

noun

ni·​tro·​so·​phenol
nī‧¦trō(ˌ)sō+
: 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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Etymology

International Scientific Vocabulary nitros- + phenol

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“Nitrosophenol.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/nitrosophenol. Accessed 1 Dec. 2022.

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