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also naph·tha·line  (năf′thə-lēn′, năp′-) or naph·tha·lin (-lĭn)
A white crystalline aromatic compound, C10H8, derived from coal tar or petroleum and used in manufacturing dyes, moth repellents, and explosives and as a solvent. Also called tar camphor.

naph′tha·len′ic (-lĕn′ĭk) adj.
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(ˈnæfθəˌliːn; ˈnæp-) or




(ˈnæfθəlɪn; ˈnæp-)
(Chemistry) a white crystalline volatile solid with a characteristic penetrating odour: an aromatic hydrocarbon used in mothballs and in the manufacture of dyes, explosives, etc. Formula: C10H8
[C19: from naphtha + alcohol + -ene]
naphthalic adj
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or naph•tha•line

(ˈnæf θəˌlin, ˈnæp-)

also naph•tha•lin


a white crystalline hydrocarbon, C10H8, usu. obtained from coal tar: used in making dyes and as a moth repellant.
[1865–70; earlier napthaline]
naph`tha′len•ic (-ˈlɛn ɪk) adj.
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A white crystalline compound made from coal tar or petroleum and used to make dyes, moth repellents, explosives, and solvents.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.naphthalene - a white crystalline strong-smelling hydrocarbon made from coal tar or petroleum and used in organic synthesis and as a fumigant in mothballs
camphor ball, mothball - a small sphere of camphor or naphthalene used to keep moths away from stored clothing
hydrocarbon - an organic compound containing only carbon and hydrogen
coal tar - a tar formed from distillation of bituminous coal; coal tar can be further distilled to give various aromatic compounds
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[ˈnæfθəliːn] Nnaftalina f
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nNaphthalin nt
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Dispersing agents include mixture of various chemicals such acrylic acid, polycarboxylate, lignosulfonates, and napthalene sulfonate.
Effects of napthalene acetic acid on yield attributes and yield of two varieties of rice (Oryza sativa L.).
[4] IARC, "IARC monographs on the evaluation of carcinogenic risks to humans," in Traditional Herbal Medicines, Some Mycotoxins, Napthalene and Styrene, vol.
Modi, "Biodegradation of one ring hydrocarbons (benzene and toluene) and two ring hydrocarbons (acenapthene and napthalene) by bacterial isolates of hydrocarbon contaminated sites located in chhattisgarh: a preliminary study," Journal of Petroleum & Environmental Biotechnology, vol.
This shape memory material may be an epoxy, a styrene copolymer, cyanate ester, polyurethane, polyethylene, styrene-butadiene copolymer, polyisoprene, acrylic and norbornene copolymer, napthalene polymer, or malemide.
Table 1: Batch Composition of Green specimen Batch Identification Calcined HAP Powder Naphthalene(N) as (800[degrees]C/2Hours) Pore Former 1 H 100 wt% of HAP 0 wt% Naphthalene 2 HAN 95 wt% of HAP 5 wt% Naphthalene 3 HBN 90 wt% of HAP 10 wt% Napthalene 4 HCN 80 wt% of HAP 20 wt% Napthalene 5 HEN 70 wt% of HAP 30 wt% Napthalene 6 HEN 60 wt% of HAP 40 wt% Napthalene 7 HFN 50 wt% of HAP 50 wt% Napthalene
Her housekeeping notes from Iloilo reminded me of my mother, who shared the same fondness for cleanliness and napthalene, and whose well-stocked, clean, organized, and locked pantry was raided by insects.
Amount of super-plasticizer (Sulphonated napthalene formaldehyde) was kept 2.0-2.2% by weight of the fibre content.
VOCs Sampled at Each Site VOCs Sampled MN FL MD Acetone X X X Butoxyethanol X X X Butyl Alcohol X Cyclohexanone X X Ethanol X X X Ethyl Acetate X Ethyl Benzene X X X Formaldehyde X X X Isoproponal X X Limonene X X X Methyl Ethyl Ketone X X Methylcyclopentane X Naptha X X Napthalene X Pentane X Petroleum distillates X X X Pinene (alpha) X Styrene X X X Toluene X X X Total VOC X X X Xylene X X Table 2.