chlorophenol

chlorophenol

[klawr-uh-fee-nawl, -nol, klohr-]
noun Chemistry.
1.
any of three isomers having the formula C 6 H 5 ClO, derived from chlorine and phenol, used chiefly as intermediates in the manufacture of dyes.
2.
any derivative of phenol of which one or more hydrogen atoms have been replaced by chlorine atoms.


Origin:
chloro-2 + phenol

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chlorophenol chlo·ro·phe·nol (klôr'ō-fē'nôl', -nōl')
n.
One of several substitution products obtained by the action of chlorine on phenol and used as an antiseptic.

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chlorophenol

any of a group of toxic, colourless, weakly acidic organic compounds in which one or more of the hydrogen atoms attached to the benzene ring of phenol have been replaced by chlorine atoms; 2-chlorophenol is a liquid at room temperature, but all the other chlorophenols are solids. Most applications of chlorophenols are based on their toxicity: they and compounds made from them are used to control bacteria, fungi, insects, and weeds. Many members of the group are manufactured by treating phenol with chlorine; a few are made by hydrolysis of polychlorobenzenes.

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