Adjective "biphenyls" definition and examples

(Biphenyls may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)

Pronunciation

/bʌɪˈfɛnɪl//bʌɪˈfiːnʌɪl/

Definitions and examples

noun

An organic compound containing two phenyl groups bonded together, e.g. the PCBs.
  1. 'They maintain that the dangers comes from polychloride biphenyl, a compound used as a flame retardant on electric and electronic equipment such as computer screens and microprocessors.'
  2. 'In addition, Swann's enterprises developed a method for converting benzene to biphenyl, a heat transfer medium essential to numerous safety and health products.'

More definitions

1. a water-insoluble, pleasant-smelling, colorless powder or white scales, C 12 H 10 , composed of two phenyl groups, from which benzidine dyes are derived: used chiefly as a heat-transfer agent and in organic synthesis.

More examples(as adjective)

"dioxinses can be biphenyls."

"chemicals can be biphenyls."

Origin

(biphenyl)