Of, relating to, containing, or derived from phenol.
Any of various synthetic thermosetting resins, obtained by the reaction of phenols with simple aldehydes and used to make molded products and as coatings and adhesives. Also called phenolic resin.
- (organic chemistry) Of, relating to, or derived from a phenol.
Variant of phenol
- a white crystalline compound, CHOH, produced from coal tar or by the hydrolysis of chlorobenzene, and used in making explosives, synthetic resins, etc.: it is a strong, corrosive poison with a characteristic odor, and its dilute aqueous solution, commonly called carbolic acid, is used as an antiseptic, disinfectant, etc.
- any of a group of aromatic hydroxyl derivatives of benzene, similar in structure and composition to phenol
Origin of phenolphen- + -ol