diphenyl

diphenyl

[dahy-fen-l, -feen-l]
noun Chemistry.

Origin:
1860–65

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diphenyl (daɪˈfiːnaɪl, -nɪl, -ˈfɛnɪl)
 
n
another name for biphenyl

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diphenyl di·phen·yl (dī-fěn'əl, -fē'nəl)
n.
See biphenyl.

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diphenyl

an aromatic hydrocarbon, used alone or with diphenyl ether as a heat-transfer fluid; chemical formula, C6H5C6H5. It may be isolated from coal tar; in the United States, it is manufactured on a large scale by the thermal dehydrogenation of benzene.

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