aromatic alcohol


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aromatic alcohol

[¦ar·ə¦mad·ik ′al·kə‚hȯl]
(organic chemistry)
Any of the compounds containing the hydroxyl group in a side chain to a benzene ring, such as benzyl alcohol.
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The stubborn polymer assortment of aromatic alcohols known as lignin continues to be a key factor limiting the efficiency of pulp and paper production.
It is comprised of a surfactant system (including an alkox-ylated nonionic surfactant, a sulphated or sulphonated anionic surfactant; and a neutralizing co-surfactant); a thickener or mixture thereof; a chelant or mixture thereof; a solvent selected from the group consisting of ethers having from 4 to 14 carbon atoms, diethers having from 4 to 14 carbon atoms, glycols, alkoxylated glycols, alkoxylated aromatic alcohols, aromatic alcohols, alkoxylated aliphatic alcohols, aliphatic alcohols, C8-C14 alkyl hydrocarbons, C8-C14 cycloalkyl hydrocarbons, C8-C14 alkyl ha lohydrocarbons, C8-C14 cycloalkyl halohydrocarbons, C6-C16 glycol ethers, and mixtures thereof; and water.
Lignin, a complex polymer of aromatic alcohols, is an integral part of the secondary cell walls of plants and some algae.