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An arene compound with two methyl groups and a hydroxyl group.
Origin: the names of two similar compounds.
any one of six metameric phenol derivatives of xylene, obtained as crystalline substances, (CH3)2.C6H3.OH
Origin: [Xylene + -ol.]
Xylenol are organic compounds with the formula (CH3)2C6H3OH. They are volatile colorless solids or oily liquids. They are derivatives of phenol with two methyl groups and a hydroxyl group. Six isomers exist, of which 2,6-xylenol with both methyl group in an ortho position with respect to the hydroxyl group is the most important. The name xylenol is a portmanteau of the words xylene and phenol.
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