Phenol vs Biphenyl - What's the difference?

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In organic compound|lang=de terms the difference between phenol and biphenyl

is that phenol is phenol while biphenyl is biphenyl.

As nouns the difference between phenol and biphenyl

is that phenol is phenol while biphenyl is biphenyl.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?

phenol

English

(wikipedia phenol)

Noun

  • (organic compound, uncountable) A caustic, poisonous, white crystalline compound, C6H5OH, derived from benzene and used in resins, plastics, and pharmaceuticals and in dilute form as a disinfectant and antiseptic; once called carbolic acid.
  • (organic chemistry, countable) Any of a class of aromatic organic compounds having at least one hydroxyl group attached directly to the benzene ring.
  • Synonyms

    * (caustic compound derived from benzene) carbolic acid * benzenol * hydroxybenzene

    Hyponyms

    * alizarin * alkylphenol * amidol * aminosalicylic acid * anacardic acid * anthrapurpurin * apocynin * aurin * bamethan * biclotymol * bisoxatin * bisphenol * bithionol * bromoxynil * butylparaben * calcein * carbol fuchsin * cardanol * carvacrol * catechin * catechol * cavicularin * chavicol * chlorophenol * chloroxylenol * chromotropic acid * cichoric acid * clofoctol * combretastatin * coumaric acid * coumestrol * creosol * cresol * curcumin * curcuminoid * desaspidin * dichlorophen * dichlorophenol * diethylstilbestrol * diferulic acid * dihydroxyphenylglycine * dimetofrine * dinoseb * dioxybenzone * dithranol * ellagic acid * estradiol * ethyl salicylate * ethylparaben * ethylvanillin * etilefrine * eugenol * ferulic acid * gallic acid * gepefrine * gingerol * glycin * gossypol * guaiacol * hematein * hexachlorophenol * homocapsaicin * homogentisic acid * homosalate * homovanillic acid * honokiol * hordenine * hydroxytyrosol * ifenprodil * ketazocine * ketobemidone * magnolol * mequinol * mesalazine * methyl salicylate * methylparaben * metol * monobenzone * morphine * mutisianthol * naphthol * nitrophenol * nonylphenol * norfenefrine * o-cresol * octabenzone * octyl salicylate * oleocanthal * oleuropein * orcin * orsellinic acid * ortho-vanillin * oxantel * oxybenzone * oxyphenisatine * paraben * paracetamol * paradol * parietin * pentachlorophenol * phenolphthalein * phloroglucinol * picamar * piceatannol * picric acid * polyphenol * prenalterol * proanthocyanidin * probucol * propofol * propyl gallate * propylparaben * punicalagins * pyrogallol * ractopamine * resorcinol * resveratrol * rosmarinic acid * rosocyanine * rubrocurcumin * salbutamol * salicylaldehyde * salicylaldoxime * salicylic acid * sesamol * shogaol * styphnic acid * syringol * tannic acid * theaflavin * thorin * thymol * thyronamine * trichlorophenol * triclosan * tyramine * tyrosine * tyrosol * umbelliferone * vanillin * xamoterol * xantocillin * xibornol * xylenol * zingerone

    Anagrams

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    biphenyl

    Noun

  • (organic compound, uncountable) A colourless solid hydrocarbon, C12H10, consisting of two benzene rings linked together
  • (organic compound, countable) Any substituted or otherwise altered version of biphenyl, such as PCBs
  • halogenated biphenyls

    Synonyms

    * diphenyl * when used as a preservative * lemonene

    Derived terms

    * polychlorinated biphenyl * monochlorobiphenyl * dichlorobiphenyl * trichlorobiphenyl * tetrachlorobiphenyl * pentachlorobiphenyl * hexachlorobiphenyl * heptachlorobiphenyl * octachlorobiphenyl * nonachlorobiphenyl * decachlorobiphenyl