noun tri·phenyl·carbinol \"+\

Definition of triphenylcarbinol

  1. :  a crystalline alcohol (C6H5)3COH made by reaction of methyl benzoate or benzophenone with phenyl-magnesium bromide and converted by acetyl chloride or hydrogen chloride into triphenylmethyl chloride — compare triphenylmethyl

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Origin and Etymology of triphenylcarbinol

International Scientific Vocabulary triphenyl- + carbinol

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