Encyclopedic Dictionary of Polymers

2011 Edition
| Editors: Jan W. Gooch

Benzene Ring

  • Jan W. Gooch
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4419-6247-8_1207

n (phenyl ring) The six carbon atoms, diagramed as a hexagon, joined by alternating single and double bonds, each carbon with an attached hydrogen in the case of benzene itself, or with one or more hydrogens replaced by other atoms or radicals. The alternating double bonds, in either of two possible arrangements, may or may not be shown, depending on the expected audience’s knowledge of organic chemistry. The Greek letter, ϕ, is also used as a symbol for phenyl–. (Morrison RT, Boyd RN (1992) Organic chemistry, 6th edn. Prentice Hall, Englewood Cliffs)

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  • Jan W. Gooch
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  1. 1.AtlantaUSA