Meaning of nitrophenol


Pronunciation: (nī"tru-fē'nôl, -nol), [key]
— n. Chem.
  1. any compound derived from phenol by the replacement of one or more of its ring hydrogen atoms by the nitro group.
  2. any of three water-soluble, crystalline isomers of such a derivative, having the formula CHNO, occurring in yellowpale-yellowand yellowishsolids, used chiefly as intermediates in organic synthesis and as indicators.
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