• WordNet 3.6
    • n benzyl the univalent radical derived from toluene
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Benzyl (Chem) A compound radical, C6H5.CH2, related to toluene and benzoic acid; -- commonly used adjectively.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n benzyl An organic radical (C6H5CH2) which does not exist in the free state, but in combination forms a considerable number of compounds.
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Benzoic, + -yl,


In literature:

C., 1.569 to 1.576; ester, calculated as benzyl benzoate, 80-87 per cent.
"The Handbook of Soap Manufacture" by W. H. Simmons
The first of these is benzyl chloride, the second benzal chloride, and the third benzotrichloride or phenyl chloroform.
"Coal" by Raphael Meldola
Benzyl benzoate has been used recently to reduce the high blood pressure of hypertension.
"Arteriosclerosis and Hypertension:" by Louis Marshall Warfield

In science:

BAC stands for hexadecyl benzyl dimethyl ammonium chloride.
Variations on a theme: Changes to electrophoretic separations that can make a difference
In this scenario, the IOM was not significantly reprocessed after its formation. The recent discovery of extreme D excesses in radicals (Gourier et al. 2008) with D/H ratio up to 1.5 × 10-2 in benzylic radicals supports this conclusion because the H-C bonds in benzylic radicals have the lowest bonding energy.
Meteorites and the physico-chemical conditions in the early solar nebula