Benzoyl

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Benzoyl (Chem) A compound radical, C6H5.CO-; the base of benzoic acid, of the oil of bitter almonds, and of an extensive series of compounds.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n benzoyl The radical (C7H5O) of benzoic acid, of oil of bitter almonds, and of an extensive series of compounds derived from this oil, or connected with it by certain relations.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Benzoyl is the commercial name applied to a mixture of substances, including benzene and its homologues
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Benzoic, + Gr. wood. See -yl

Usage

In literature:

These statistics further confirm the localisation of the benzoyl group in the cellulose residue.
"Researches on Cellulose" by C. F. Cross
Similarly he represented the reactions investigated by Liebig and Wohler on benzoyl compounds as double decompositions.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 6, Slice 1" by Various
Pharmacologically it acts as a urinary antiseptic and diuretic; the benzoyl derivative, cellotropin, has been used for tuberculosis.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 12, Slice 2" by Various
Nitrous acid converts it into benzoyl glycollic acid, C6H5CO.O.CH2.CO2H.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 13, Slice 5" by Various
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In news:

Frugal Tie Dye Project Using Facial Cleaner with Benzoyl Peroxide.
Researchers Find Greater Antibacterial Activity in Thyme Than Benzoyl Peroxide.
Frugal Tie Dye Project Using Facial Cleaner with Benzoyl Peroxide .
Researchers Find Greater Antibacterial Activity in Thyme Than Benzoyl Peroxide .
Hydrocortisone, benzoyl peroxide, and sunscreen are the 3 OTC topical medicines dermatologists most commonly prescribe, according to a study published in the February 2012 edition of Dermatology Online Journal.
Is Thyme a More Effective Acne Ingredient Than Benzoyl Peroxide .
However, tea tree oil has seen a recent revival due in part to study conducted in 1990 that proved it is as effective in treating acne as 5% benzoyl peroxide.
Furthermore, it had none of the side effects that benzoyl peroxide does.
Benzoyl peroxide (reduces inflammation and minimizes irritation).
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