from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • 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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