a colorless or yellowish, water-soluble, volatile oil, C 7 H 6 O, having a bitter, almondlike odor, used chiefly in the organic synthesis of dyes, perfumes, and flavors, and as a solvent; artificial oil of bitter almond. Historical Examples The Chemistry of Plant Life Roscoe Wilfred Thatcher The Chemistry of Plant Life Roscoe Wilfred Thatcher […]
- Benzalkonium chloride
a white or yellowish-white, water-soluble mixture of ammonium chloride derivatives having the structure C 8 H 10 NRCl, where R is a mixture of radicals ranging from C 8 H 17 – to C 18 H 37 –, that occurs as an amorphous powder or in gelatinous lumps: used chiefly as an antiseptic and a […]
a carcinogenic aromatic hydrocarbon, C 18 H 12 , consisting of four fused benzene rings, produced by incomplete combustion of organic matter.