naphthol naph·thol (nāf'thôl', -thōl', nāp'-) or naph·tol (-tôl, -tōl)
An organic compound occurring in two isomeric forms, alpha-naphthol and beta-naphthol. Also called naphthalenol.
|naphthol (nāf'thôl', -thōl', nāp'-) Pronunciation Key
A poisonous organic compound occurring in two isomeric forms. Both isomers are important in the manufacture of dyes, and also in making antiseptics, insecticides, and tanning agents. Naphthol consists of a hydroxyl group (OH) attached to naphthalene. Chemical formula: C10H8O.