phlorol definition

  • noun:
    • A phenol that is metameric with xylenol, acquired by distillation of particular salts of phloretic acid.
    • A liquid metameric with xylenol, belonging to the course of phenols, and acquired by distilling specific salts of phloretic acid.
    • A liquid, C8H9(OH) or 2-ethylphenol, present in creosote from wood-tar as well as made synthetically, as by the distillation of barium phloretate with lime. It boils at 206.5–207.5° C.
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