a crystalline, water-insoluble ketone, C13H10O, used in organic synthesis.
- Also called diphenyl ketone.
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How to use benzophenone in a sentence
It is employed commercially in the production of colouring matters (see benzophenone), and for various synthetic processes.
British Dictionary definitions for benzophenone
a white sweet-smelling crystalline solid used mainly in the manufacture of organic compounds and in perfume. Formula: C 6 H 5 COC 6 H 5: Also called: diphenylketone
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Scientific definitions for benzophenone
A white crystalline compound used in perfumes to prevent evaporation and in the manufacture of insecticides. Benzophenone is a ketone. Chemical formula: C13H10O.
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