Re: Xylol (xylenes)

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From:"J. A. Kiernan" <> (by way of histonet)
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On Tue, 4 Jan 2000, Gabriele Proetzel wrote:

> I believe Xylol is the German word for xylene

  Quite right; das Xylol = xylene. I suppose that's how it
  entered English usage. Even so, the -ol ending seems
  chemically wrong in any language for a hydrocarbon!

 John A. Kiernan,
 Department of Anatomy & Cell Biology,
 The University of Western Ontario,
 LONDON,  Canada  N6A 5C1

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