Definition of naphthol in English:

naphthol

Line breaks: naph|thol
Pronunciation: /ˈnafθɒl
 
/

noun

[mass noun] Chemistry
A crystalline solid derived from naphthalene, used to make antiseptics and dyes.
  • Chemical formula: C10H7OH; two isomers, especially naphthalen-2-ol (β-naphthol)
More example sentences
  • Some of the dyes to which chromophores give a vibrant color are naphthol yellow, vat blue, congo red, and methylene blue.
  • Finally, it is mixed with naphthol to produce carbaryl.
  • Certain molecules such as 1 - naphthol, its derivatives, and carbazole show remarkable enhancement in their acidity in the excited singlet state.

Definition of naphthol in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day flippant
Pronunciation: ˈflɪp(ə)nt
adjective
not showing a serious or respectful attitude