Definition of benzoyl in English:


Line breaks: ben|zoyl
Pronunciation: /ˈbɛnzəʊʌɪl
, -zəʊɪl/


[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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