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benzoyl group

noun, Chemistry.
the univalent group C 7 H 5 O–, derived from benzoic acid.
Also called benzoyl radical. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • These statistics further confirm the localisation of the benzoyl group in the cellulose residue.

  • It is to be noted that the presence of the benzoyl group renders the cellulose more resistant to hydrolytic actions.

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