Adjective "biphenyls" definition and examples

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



Definitions and examples


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."