nonylphenol

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

nonyl +‎ phenol

Noun[edit]

nonylphenol ‎(plural nonylphenols)

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  1. (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?”[1], 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.