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benzene US English

A colorless volatile liquid hydrocarbon present in coal tar and petroleum, used in chemical synthesis. Its use as a solvent has been reduced because of its carcinogenic properties

benzene ring US English

The hexagonal unsaturated ring of six carbon atoms present in benzene and many other aromatic molecules

benzene hexachloride US English

A compound of benzene and chlorine used as an insecticide

methylbenzene US English

Systematic chemical name for toluene.

cumene US English

A liquid hydrocarbon made catalytically from benzene, chiefly as an intermediate in phenol synthesis

isopropyl benzene in cumene US English

A liquid hydrocarbon made catalytically from benzene, chiefly as an intermediate in phenol synthesis

benzene-1,2-diol in catechol US English

A crystalline compound obtained by distilling catechu

benzene-1,4-diol in hydroquinone US English

A crystalline compound made by the reduction of benzoquinone


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