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ni•tro•phe•nol



Pronunciation: (nī"tru-fē'nôl, -nol), [key]
n. Chem.
1. any compound derived from phenol by the replacement of one or more of its ring hydrogen atoms by the nitro group.
2. 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.

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nitroparaffinnitrosamine

 

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