alkylbenzene

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

Definition of alkylbenzene

plural

alkylbenzenes

  1. :  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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Origin and Etymology of alkylbenzene

1alkyl + benzene


First Known Use: 1881


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