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tricresyl phosphate[trī′kres·əl ′fä‚sfāt]
(CH3C6H4O)3PO A combustible, colorless liquid; insoluble in water, soluble in common solvents and vegetable oils; boils at 420°C; used as a plasticizer, plastics fire retardant, air-filter medium, and gasoline and lubricant additive. Abbreviated TCP.
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