a colorless liquid, C 12 H 20 O 2 , having a piny, camphorlike odor, used chiefly as a scent in the manufacture of perfume, and as a plasticizer.
Aleksandr Porfirevich [al-ig-zan-der pawr-feer-uh-vich,, -zahn-;; Russian uh-lyi-ksahndr puhr-fyee-ryi-vyich] /ˌæl ɪgˈzæn dər pɔrˈfɪər ə vɪtʃ,, -ˈzɑn-;; Russian ʌ lyɪˈksɑndr pʌrˈfyi ryɪ vyɪtʃ/ (Show IPA), 1833–87, Russian composer and chemist. Historical Examples The Russian Opera Rosa Newmarch Musical Portraits Paul Rosenfeld The Complete Opera Book Gustav Kobb Musical Portraits Paul Rosenfeld Musical Portraits Paul Rosenfeld The Life […]
a village in the W Russian Federation, 70 miles (113 km) W of Moscow: Napoleon’s victory here made possible the capture of Moscow, 1812. Historical Examples War and Peace Leo Tolstoy War and Peace Leo Tolstoy An Outline of Russian Literature Maurice Baring Famous Sea Fights John Richard Hale War and Peace Leo Tolstoy Famous […]
any compound containing boric acid and glycerol, used chiefly as an antiseptic. Historical Examples Secrets of Wise Men, Chemists and Great Physicians William K. David Secrets of Wise Men, Chemists and Great Physicians William K. David
any of the class of compounds containing the group BH 4 −, as sodium borohydride, used chiefly as reducing agents.