hydroxynaphthalene

hydroxynaphthalene

[hahy-drok-si-naf-thuh-leen, -nap-]
noun

Origin:
hydroxy- + naphthalene

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hydroxynaphthalene

either of two colourless, crystalline organic compounds derived from naphthalene and belonging to the phenol family; each has the molecular formula C10H7OH. Both compounds have long been identified with the manufacture of dyes and dye intermediates; they also have important uses in other areas of the chemical industry.

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