phlorone definition

  • noun:
    • A yellow crystalline substance resembling the quinones and received from beechwood tar and coal tar, or because of the oxidation of xylidine.
    • A yellow crystalline material having a peculiar unpleasant odor, resembling the quinones, and obtained from beechwood tar and coal tar, as additionally because of the oxidation of xylidine; -- called additionally xyloquinone.
    • A yellow crystalline compound, C8H8O2 or 1, 4-dimethylquinone, formed by distilling cresol from coal- or beech-tar with sulphuric acid and pyrolusite. It's also created by oxidizing certain amino compounds. Also known as p-xyloquinone.

Related Sources

  • Variant for "phlorone"
53 votes

How would you define phlorone?

All the definitions on AZdictionary were written by people just like you. Now's your chance to add your own!