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Meaning of dodecylphenol

do•de•cyl•phen•ol

Pronunciation: (dō'du-sil-fē'nôl, -nol), [key]
— n. Chem.
  1. a thick, straw-colored, water-insoluble liquid mixture of isomers having the formula CHO, used chiefly as a solvent and as an intermediate for surface-active agents.
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