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nonylphenol (plural nonylphenols)
- (organic chemistry) Any of a family of closely related organic compounds, a subset of the alkylphenols, that are precursors to commercially important detergents.
2009 February 26, Julie Scelfo, “When It Comes to Detergents, What’s the Least Irresponsible Choice?”, New York Times:
- Make sure you don’t use detergents with phosphates or nonylphenol ethoxylate surfactants, but that information is rarely available on the labels.