benzophenone definition

  • noun:
    • A white crystalline substance, C6H5COC6H6, used in perfumery plus medicine. Also known as diphenylketone.
    • some of a class of aromatic ketones in line with the parent element diphenylketone (C6H5)2CO; used, amongst other things, as components in sunblock.
    • The substance diphenylmethanone.
    • Diphenylketone, (C6H5)2CO, a compound created by the dry distillation of calcium benzoate. It melts at 48° C. and comes at 306.1° C.

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