- containing the phenyl group.
Origin of phenyl
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Examples from the Web for phenyl
He is much excited during this semi-sleeping state, and repeats continually, "Phenyl, phenyl."Dream Psychology
Phenyl derivatives of simple amines are sometimes found in plants.The Chemistry of Plant Life
Roscoe Wilfred Thatcher
Aniline is sometimes so named on account of its relation to the phenyl series.Cooley's Practical Receipts, Volume II
Another portion of the solution gave a slight precipitate with phenyl hydrazine in the cold.Some Constituents of the Poison Ivy Plant: (Rhus Toxicodendron)
William Anderson Syme
The first of these is benzyl chloride, the second benzal chloride, and the third benzotrichloride or phenyl chloroform.Coal
- (modifier) of, containing, or consisting of the monovalent group C 6 H 5, derived from benzenea phenyl group or radical
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Word Origin and History for phenyl
radical base of phenol, 1850, from French phényle; see pheno-.
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- The univalent radical of phenol.
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- The radical C6H5, derived from benzene by the removal of one hydrogen atom.
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