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.
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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