phenol

A very poisonous chemical substance made from tar and also found in some plants and essential oils (scented liquid taken from plants). Phenol is used to make plastics, nylon, epoxy, medicines, and to kill germs. Also called carbolic acid.

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  • phénol — [ fenɔl ] n. m. • 1843; de phén(o) et ol ♦ Corps composé (C6H5OH), solide cristallisé blanc, soluble dans l eau, corrosif et toxique, à odeur caractéristique, qu on obtient par distillation du goudron de houille ou par synthèse à partir du… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Phenol — Phe nol, n. [Gr. ? to show + ol: cf. F. ph[ e]nol.] (Chem.) 1. A white or pinkish crystalline substance, {C6H5OH}, produced by the destructive distillation of many organic bodies, as wood, coal, etc., and obtained from the heavy oil from coal tar …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Phenol — Phénol Cette page d’homonymie répertorie les différents sujets et articles partageant un même nom. Phénol peut correspondre à : Les phénols : molécules aromatiques portant une fonction hydroxyle directement liée à un carbone du cycle… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • phenol — [fē′nōl΄, fē′nôl΄, fē′näl΄] n. [ PHEN + OL1] 1. a white crystalline compound, C6H5OH, produced from coal tar or by the hydrolysis of chlorobenzene, and used in making explosives, synthetic resins, etc.: it is a strong, corrosive poison with a… …   English World dictionary

  • Phenol — Phenol, so v.w. Phenylsäure …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Phenōl — (Monoxybenzol, Benzophenol, Phenylalkohol, Phenylsäure, Karbolsäure, Steinkohlenkreosot) C6H6O oder C6H5.OH findet sich in sehr geringer Menge im Harn und Kot des Menschen und der Grasfresser, auch im Bibergeil, entsteht bei zahlreichen… …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Phenol — Phenōl, das als Karbolsäure (s.d.) bekannte Monoxybenzol (s. Phenole), liefert mit Salpetersäure Nitrophenole, die sich zu Amidophenolen reduzieren lassen; mit starker Salpetersäure entsteht Pikrinsäure, mit Bromwasser ein weißer Niederschlag von …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • phenol — carbolic acid, 1845, from pheno , comb. form of PHENE (Cf. phene), + OL (Cf. ol). Discovered in coal tar in 1834; used as an antiseptic from 1867. Related: Phenolic …   Etymology dictionary

  • phenol — ► NOUN Chemistry 1) a toxic white crystalline solid obtained from coal tar. Also called CARBOLIC ACID(Cf. ↑carbolic acid). 2) any compound with a hydroxyl group linked directly to a benzene ring. DERIVATIVES phenolic adjective. ORIGIN from French …   English terms dictionary

  • Phenol — This article is about the molecule. For the class of chemicals containing a phenol group, see Phenols. Phenol …   Wikipedia

  • phenol — phenolic /fi noh lik, nol ik/, adj. /fee nawl, nol/, n. Chem. 1. Also called carbolic acid, hydroxybenzene, oxybenzene, phenylic acid. a white, crystalline, water soluble, poisonous mass, C6H5OH, obtained from coal tar, or a hydroxyl derivative… …   Universalium

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