triphenylphosphine

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triphenylphosphine

[trī¦fen·əl′fä‚sfēn]
(organic chemistry)
(C6H5)3P A crystalline compound with a melting point of 80.5°C; soluble in ether, benzene, chloroform, and glacial acetic acid; used as an initiator of polymerization and in organic synthesis.
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