- See under nitrophenol(def 2).
- any compound derived from phenol by the replacement of one or more of its ring hydrogen atoms by the nitro group.
- any of three water-soluble, crystalline isomers of such a derivative, having the formula C6H5NO3, occurring in yellow (ortho-nitrophenol), pale-yellow (meta-nitrophenol), and yellowish (para-nitrophenol) solids, used chiefly as intermediates in organic synthesis and as indicators.
Origin of nitrophenol
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Examples from the Web for para-nitrophenol
If an alkali is added, however, a highly dissociated salt of para-nitrophenol is formed, and the yellow colour is at once evident.