A compound radical C6H5CH2 linked to toluene and benzoic acid commonly used adjectively
- the univalent radical derived from toluene
- A compound radical, C6H5.CH2, related to toluene andu000du000a benzoic acid; -- commonly used adjectively.
(letter.) A compound radical, C6H5.CH2, associated with toluene and benzoic acid; -- commonly used adjectively.
This compound is readily oxidized to benzoic acid, C 6 H 5 000H, the aromatic residue being unattacked; nitric and sulphuric acids produce nitro-toluenes, C6H4 CH3 N02j and toluene sulphonic acids, C 6 H 4 CH 3 SO 3 H; chlorination may result in the formation of derivatives substituted either in the aromatic nucleus or in the side chain; the former substitution occurs most readily, chlor-toluenes, C 6 H 4 CH 3 Cl, being formed, while the latter, which needs an elevation in temperature or other auxiliary, yields benzyl chloride, C 6 H 5 CH 2 C1, and benzal chloride, C 6 11 5 CHC1 2.