This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word xylenol
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
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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