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  • n. Any derivative of benzene formally produced by abstraction of two hydrogen atoms, especially one produced by abstraction from neighbouring atoms to produce a formal triple bond.


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  • "Well benzyne has shown up and causing health problems," said Stout.

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  • In September, the site facilitated the sale of 250,000 barrels of chemicals, consisting mostly of benzyne, methanol, and mixed xylenes.

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  • The FDA has identified formaldehyde and benzyne as two of the most damaging of these indoor toxins.


  • They contained a felt pad (soaked in coloured dye and benzyne) that could be removed and flattened out like a small sponge, so that broad swaths of colour could be laid down quickly.

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  • This is the second example of Barrett's benzyne centred three-component-coupling I've featured on the blog, and it's still looking like a damned smart way of constru ..

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