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- n. Two benzyl groups in a molecule
- n. The bicyclic hydrocarbon C6H5-CH2-CH2-C6H5 or any of its derivatives
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A colorless compound, O6H5CHCH2C6H5, prepared by the action of sodium on benzyl chlorid. It forms monoclinic crystals melting at 51.5–52.5° C., and boils at 284° C. Also called symmetrical diphenylethane.
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The second fraction, coming over at 265°-270°, consisted of diphenyl ethane ((C_ H_ ) _ CH. CH. ); and the third fraction, boiling at 280°-286°, was found to consist entirely of dibenzyl