: a nitro derivative of toluene or a mixture of such derivatives: such as
: the yellow liquid ortho mono derivative CH3C6H4NO2 made by nitration of toluene and used chiefly as an intermediate for azo dyes
: the colorless crystalline solid para isomer obtained along with the ortho derivative and used similarly

Word History


International Scientific Vocabulary nitr- + toluene

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“Nitrotoluene.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Jun. 2024.

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