Definition of benzoyl in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈbɛnzəʊʌɪl/
Pronunciation: /ˈbɛnzəʊɪl/


[as modifier] Chemistry
Of or denoting the acyl radical —C(O)C6H5, derived from benzoic acid: benzoyl peroxide
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  • The half-life of ecgonine methyl ester is four hours and benzoyl ecgonine is about 6 hours.
  • The second, with a Î’ max at 267 nm, corresponds to the benzoyl group of the diketone form.
  • The screening test for cocaine detects benzoyl ecgonine, the major metabolite of cocaine.

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