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benzophenone

[ ben-zoh-fi-nohn, -fee-nohn ]
/ ˌbɛn zoʊ fɪˈnoʊn, -ˈfi noʊn /
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noun Chemistry.

a crystalline, water-insoluble ketone, C13H10O, used in organic synthesis.

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Also called diphenyl ketone.

Origin of benzophenone

First recorded in 1880–85; benzo- + phen(o)- + -one
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British Dictionary definitions for benzophenone

benzophenone
/ (ˌbɛnzəʊfɪˈnəʊn) /

noun

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 5Also called: diphenylketone
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Scientific definitions for benzophenone

benzophenone
[ bĕn′zō-fĭ-nōn, -fēnōn ]

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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