Definition of diol in English:

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diol

Pronunciation: /ˈdīôl/

noun

Chemistry
An alcohol containing two hydroxyl groups in its molecule.
Example sentences
  • They are the result of a reaction between a diacid (such as terephthalic acid) and a diol (such as ethylene glycol).
  • Biocatalysts from unique South-African biomes are employed to produce a wide range of single enantiomer chiral epoxides and diols in highly efficient, environmentally friendly processes.
  • Macrodiols with different thermal characteristics were prepared using ring-opening polymerization of cyclic diesters or lactones with a low molecular weight diol as an initiator.

Origin

1920s: from di-1 'two' + -ol.

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Syllabification: di·ol

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