18th November 2019


What is the functional group of biphenyl?

Particularly in older literature, compounds containing the functional group consisting of biphenyl less one hydrogen (the site at which it is attached) may use the prefixes xenyl or diphenylyl. It has a distinctively pleasant smell. Biphenyl is an aromatic hydrocarbon with a molecular formula (C6H5)2.

What is biphenyl most soluble in?

Biphenyl is a colorless to yellow leaflet or solid with a pleasant odor. It is soluble in alcohol, ether, benzene, methanol, carbon tetrachloride, carbon disulfide, and most organic solvents. It is insoluble in water. Biphenyl is one of the most thermally stable of all organic compounds (HSDB, 1991).
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