alkylbenzene

noun al·kyl·ben·zene \ ¦al-kəl-ˈben-ˌzēn , -ˌben-ˈzēn \

Definition of alkylbenzene

plural alkylbenzenes
:a compound of one or more alkyl radicals combined with benzene
  • The fluid is a common, mass-produced petrochemical called linear alkylbenzene … used to make clear detergents, like liquid hand soap.
  • —Diana SteeleScience News17 Jan. 2009

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