: an oily liquid hydrocarbon C10H12 obtained by partial hydrogenation of naphthalene in the presence of a catalyst and used chiefly as a solvent (as for paints and lacquers)

called also 1,2,3,4-tetrahydronaphthalene

Word History


International Scientific Vocabulary tetrahydr- + naphthalene

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“Tetrahydronaphthalene.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tetrahydronaphthalene. Accessed 4 Oct. 2023.

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