Definition of benzyl in English:

benzyl

Syllabification: ben·zyl
Pronunciation: /ˈbenzil
 
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noun

[as modifier] Chemistry
  • The radical —CH2C6H5, derived from toluene: benzyl benzoate
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    • Many chemicals found in common perfumes and fragrances are designated as ‘hazardous’, including methylene chloride, toluene, methyl ethyl ketone, methyl isobutyl ketone, ethyl alcohol and benzyl chloride.
    • Treating carpets with tannic acid or benzyl benzoate can remove some dust mite residue, but such chemicals must be applied repeatedly and can worsen allergies in some people.
    • It contained benzyl salicylate and benzyl cinnamate - neither of which is on the current approved list of sun filters.

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