al·​kyl·​ben·​zene | \ ¦al-kəl-ˈben-ˌzēn How to pronounce alkylbenzene (audio) , -ˌben-ˈzēn \
plural alkylbenzenes

Definition of alkylbenzene

: 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 Steele, Science News, 17 Jan. 2009

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First Known Use of alkylbenzene

1881, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for alkylbenzene

alkyl entry 1 + benzene

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“Alkylbenzene.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Sep. 2020.

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