Definition of Diphenyl

1. n. A white crystalline substance, C6H5.C6H5, obtained by leading benzene through a heated iron tube. It consists of two benzene or phenyl radicals united.



Definition of Diphenyl

1. Noun. (organic compound) An alternative name of biphenyl. ¹

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Definition of Diphenyl

1. biphenyl [n -S] - See also: biphenyl

Medical Definition of Diphenyl

1. A white crystalline substance, C6H5.C6H5, obtained by leading benzene through a heated iron tube. It consists of two benzene or phenyl radicals united. Origin: Pref. Di- + phenyl. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Diphenyl

diphemanil methylsulfate
diphemethoxidine
diphenadione
diphenan
diphenanthrene
diphenhydramine
diphenhydramine hydrochloride
diphenhydramines
diphenidol
diphenol
diphenol oxidase
diphenoloxidase
diphenols
diphenoxylate
diphenoxylate hydrochloride
diphenyl (current term)
diphenyl ether hydroxylase
diphenylacetylene
diphenylacetylenes
diphenylamine
diphenylamines
diphenylbutyl piperidine
diphenylbutylpiperidine
diphenylbutylpiperidines
diphenylcarbazide
diphenylchlorarsine
diphenylcyanoarsine
diphenylcyclopropenone
diphenyldichloromethane
diphenylene

Literary usage of Diphenyl

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1. A Dictionary of Chemistry and the Allied Branches of Other Sciences by Henry Watts (1866)
"Azo-bromo-diphenyl-diamine 460 ... Azo-dibromo-diphenyl-diamine — Azo-chloro-diphenyl-diamine ... 477 Phenyl-ben'zoyl 478 diphenyl-benzamide . ..."

2. A Treatise on Chemistry by Henry Enfield Roscoe, Carl Schorlemmer (1892)
"It is a clear thick liquid, has a faint smell resembling diphenyl, and boils at 244'8° (716 mm.), diphenyl under the same pressure boiling at 232'9°.2 ..."

3. A Text-book of Organic Chemistry by August Bernthsen (1891)
"Chromic acid oxidizes diphenyl to benzole acid, one of the two benzene nuclei ... From this and from its synthesis, the constitutional formula of diphenyl ..."

4. A Text-book of Organic Chemistry by Arnold Frederik. Holleman (1920)
"diphenyl can be prepared by heating iodobenzene with finely- divided copper at 220°. ... Another method for the preparation of the derivatives of diphenyl, ..."

5. Journal of the American Chemical Society by American Chemical Society (1879)
"Table I. Abundances of m/e 170, 169, 142, and 141 Relative to the Metastable Peak m/e 118.6 (m*) in the Spectra of diphenyl Ether (2) and diphenyl Carbonate ..."

6. A Manual of Elementary Chemistry, Theoretical and Practical by George Fownes (1873)
"diphenyl. Aldehyde. > diphenyl appears also to be one of the constituents of crude anthracene (p. 504), and passes over in the distillation of that ..."

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