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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 New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

liquid hydrocarbon present in petroleum

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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