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ˈbɛn zoʊ ɪlben·zoyl

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  1. benzoyl(Noun)

    A univalent radical formally derived from benzoic acid, CHCO-, by removal of the hydroxyl group

Webster Dictionary

  1. Benzoyl(noun)

    a compound radical, C6H5.CO; the base of benzoic acid, of the oil of bitter almonds, and of an extensive series of compounds


  1. Benzoyl

    In organic chemistry, benzoyl is the acyl of benzoic acid, with structure C6H5CO-. It should not be confused with benzyl, which is the radical or ion formed from the removal of one of the methyl hydrogens of toluene. Whereas a benzyl substituent is commonly abbreviated "Bn", a benzoyl group is in contrast given the symbol "Bz". Benzoyl is often used as a protecting group in organic syntheses, which can be easily removed by hydrolysis in dilute basic solution. Benzoyl-β-D-glucoside is a natural substance that can be found in Pteris ensiformis.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of benzoyl in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of benzoyl in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

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