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naph·tha·lene

also naph·tha·line  (năf′thə-lēn′, năp′-) or naph·tha·lin (-lĭn)
n.
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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naphthalene

(ˈnæfθəˌliːn; ˈnæp-) or

naphthaline

;

naphthalin

(ˈnæfθəlɪn; ˈnæp-)
n
(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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naph•tha•lene

or naph•tha•line

(ˈnæf θəˌlin, ˈnæp-)

also naph•tha•lin

(-lɪn)

n.
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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naph·tha·lene

(năf′thə-lēn′)
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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Translations
naftalennaftalín

naphthalene

[ˈnæfθəliːn] Nnaftalina f
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naphthalene

nNaphthalin nt
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Sun Chemical launched EPICLON HP 4770, a multi-functional naphthalene epoxy resin for formulators and engineers in the aerospace, transportation and electronics industry who seek to increase high-temperature performance.
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Like fluorene, naphthalene and anthracene were also present in all the vegetables but their concentration was not very high (6.89+-0.03 ug/kg for naphthalene and 2.18+-0.01 for anthracene).
Summary: However, her abdomen showed presence of naphthalene balls, besides both her wrists were found to be slashed
In another study, Mohammed and Hamada [10] examined the long-term behaviors of concrete made with chemical admixture having polycarboxyl group and concrete made with chemical admixture having naphthalene group in tidal environment.
He covers overview and history; petroleum refining; the fractions from C1 to C8; benzene, toluene, xylene; the higher alkanes; further oils and lubricants; fuels and biofuels; polymers; naphthalene and higher polyaromatics; coal as a source; pharmaceuticals; food chemicals and food additives; and agrochemicals.