Benzophenone



a crystalline, water-insoluble ketone, C 13 H 10 O, used in organic synthesis.
noun
a white sweet-smelling crystalline solid used mainly in the manufacture of organic compounds and in perfume. Formula: C6H5COC6H5 Also called diphenylketone
benzophenone
(běn’zō-fĭ-nōn’, -fē’nōn)
A white crystalline compound used in perfumes to prevent evaporation and in the manufacture of insecticides. Benzophenone is a ketone. Chemical formula: C13H10O.

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