Definition of phenyl in English:

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phenyl

Pronunciation: /ˈfiːnʌɪl/
Pronunciation: /ˈfɛnɪl/

noun

[as modifier] Chemistry
Of or denoting the radical —C6H5, derived from benzene by removal of a hydrogen atom: a phenyl group
More example sentences
  • The composition of peptides was determined by amino acid analysis using the phenyl isothiocyanate method.
  • Polychlorinated biphenyls are a family of 209 congeners with 2 linked phenyl rings and variable chlorination.
  • We also varied the end group of the trichlorosilyl surfactant, using an amine, vinyl, bromo, or phenyl group to provide other surfaces of differing hydrophobicity.

Origin

Mid 19th century: from French phényle, from Greek phaino- 'shining' (because first used in names of compounds denoting by-products of the manufacture of gas used for illumination).

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