Definition of naphthol in English:

naphthol

noun

Chemistry
  • A crystalline solid derived from naphthalene, used to make antiseptics and dyes.

    • ‘Soluble and insoluble proteins were stained specifically in blue with naphthol blue-black and polysaccharides were stained in red with periodic acid.’
    • ‘Certain molecules such as 1 - naphthol, its derivatives, and carbazole show remarkable enhancement in their acidity in the excited singlet state.’
    • ‘Hantaviral antigens were then detected by using a naphthol / fast red substrate.’
    • ‘Some of the dyes to which chromophores give a vibrant color are naphthol yellow, vat blue, congo red, and methylene blue.’
    • ‘Finally, it is mixed with naphthol to produce carbaryl.’

Pronunciation:

naphthol

/ˈnapˌTHôl//ˈnapˌTHäl//ˈnafˌTHôl//ˈnafˌTHäl/