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Definition of triphenylmethyl

: the univalent radical C(C6H5)3 derived from triphenylmethane by removal of the nonaromatic hydrogen atom and isolated as the first organic free radical in the form of very active yellow solutions by treating triphenylmethyl chloride C(C6H5)3Cl in solution usually with finely divided silver or zinc — compare triphenylcarbinol

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History and Etymology for triphenylmethyl

International Scientific Vocabulary triphenyl- + methyl

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“Triphenylmethyl.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Sep. 2020.

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