A liquid hydrocarbon made catalytically from benzene, chiefly as an intermediate in phenol synthesis.
- Alternative name: isopropyl benzene; chemical formula: C6H5CH(CH3)2
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- With benzene, it is used to synthesize first cumene and then acetone and phenol.
mid 19th century: from Latin cuminum 'cumin' + -ene.
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