Phenol

Definition of Phenol

Phe´nol
n.1.(Chem.) A white or pinkish crystalline substance, C6H5OH, produced by the destructive distillation of many organic bodies, as wood, coal, etc., and obtained from the heavy oil from coal tar.
2.Any one of the series of hydroxyl derivatives of which phenol proper is the type.
Glacial phenol
(Chem.) pure crystallized phenol or carbolic acid.
Phenol acid
(Chem.) any one of a series of compounds which are at once derivatives of both phenol and some member of the fatty acid series; thus, salicylic acid is a phenol acid.
Phenol alcohol
(Chem.) any one of series of derivatives of phenol and carbinol which have the properties of both combined; thus, saligenin is a phenol alcohol.
Phenol aldehyde
(Chem.) any one of a series of compounds having both phenol and aldehyde properties.
Phenol phthalein
See under Phthalein.

Related Words

cresol, methyl phenol, naphthol, organic compound, pyrogallic acid, pyrogallol, resorcinol, tannic acid, tannin, thyme camphor, thymic acid, thymol
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