American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A colorless, flammable, liquid aromatic hydrocarbon, C6H6, derived from petroleum and used in or to manufacture a wide variety of chemical products, including DDT, detergents, insecticides, and motor fuels. Also called benzine, benzol.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A hydrocarbon (C6H6) formed whenever organic bodies are subjected to destructive distillation at a high temperature, and obtained commercially from coal-tar. It is a clear, colorless liquid, of a peculiar ethereal, agreeable odor, used in the arts as a solvent for gums, resins, fats, etc., and as the material from which aniline and the aniline colors are derived. Also called benzol, benzolin.
- n. Same as benzin or benzine.
- n. organic chemistry An aromatic hydrocarbon of formula C6H6 whose structure consists of a ring of alternate single and double bonds.
- n. organic chemistry, in combination Sometimes used in place of the phenyl group
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Chem.) A volatile, very inflammable liquid, C6H6, contained in the naphtha produced by the destructive distillation of coal, from which it is separated by fractional distillation. The name is sometimes applied also to the impure commercial product or
benzole, and also, but rarely, to a similar mixed product of petroleum.
- n. a colorless liquid hydrocarbon; highly inflammable; carcinogenic; the simplest of the aromatic compounds
“In addition to greenhouse gas reductions, the report looked at new regulations to reduce the release of toxic and carcinogenic emissions such as benzene, which is released from gas pumps and acrylonitrile, which is used to manufacture synthetic rubber.”
“This type of chromosomal damage has been associated with increased cancer risk and has been reported previously in other workers exposed to benzene, which is a constituent of oil.”
“Naphtha produced from steam cracking contains benzene, which is extracted prior to hydrotreating.”
“A ship like the one that you have described that is full of benzene, which is very flammable and volatile, we often have ships, chemical tankers that carry some very deadly chemicals.”
“Complicating matters here, the hijacked boat is carrying the chemical benzene, which is highly flammable.”
“S. O'BRIEN: S.ill to come this morning, the soft drinks that your family enjoys, do they have something called benzene?”
“Both Harbin and Khabarovsk are downstream from the Chinese province of (ph) where an explosion at a chemical factory 11 days dumped large amounts of benzene, which is an industrial solvent used in gasoline, into the river.”
“Some of the liquid hydrocarbons formed at the same time are not limpid fluids like benzene, which is less viscous than water, but are thick oily substances, or even tars.”
“But methylene iodide further possesses the valuable property of mixing easily with benzene, which is a very light liquid.”
“The biggest risk of long-term exposure to benzene is to the circulatory system.”
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