benzophenone

benzophenone

[ben-zoh-fi-nohn, -fee-nohn]
noun Chemistry.
a crystalline, water-insoluble ketone, C 13 H 10 O, used in organic synthesis.
Also called diphenyl ketone.


Origin:
1880–85; benzo- + phen- + -one

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benzophenone (ˌbɛnzəʊfɪˈnəʊn)
 
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Also called: diphenylketone a white sweet-smelling crystalline solid used mainly in the manufacture of organic compounds and in perfume. Formula: C6H5COC6H5

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benzophenone   (běn'zō-fĭ-nōn', -fē'nōn)  Pronunciation Key 
A white crystalline compound used in perfumes to prevent evaporation and in the manufacture of insecticides. Benzophenone is a ketone. Chemical formula: C13H10O.
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