chlo·​ro·​ben·​zene | \ ˌklȯr-ō-ˈben-ˌzēn How to pronounce chlorobenzene (audio) , -ben-ˈzēn \

Definition of chlorobenzene

: a colorless flammable volatile toxic liquid C6H5Cl used in organic synthesis (as of DDT) and as a solvent

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Recent Examples on the Web The company later said chemicals released to the air included 0.62 pounds of phosgene and 0.1 pound of chlorobenzene. Mark Schleifstein,, "A look at the 25 Rubicon accidental releases over 10 years that potentially exposed 130 workers," 3 Jan. 2021 The observed barrels are falling apart, and the soil and groundwater around them tests high for related contaminants toluene, chlorobenzene, phenol and heavy metals, according to DEQ documents. Keith Matheny, Detroit Free Press, "At Detroit River site, DEQ continues to dig up old Chrysler plant's buried, polluted past," 22 Mar. 2018 Groundwater samples showed that the amount of chlorobenzene, which is used to make herbicides and can damage the nervous system, liver and kidneys, exceeded the national standard by more than 94,000 times, according to Chinese news reports. Javier C. HernÁndez, New York Times, "Shenzhen, Embodying China’s Growth, Falls Risk to It DEC. 21, 2015," 18 Apr. 2016

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First Known Use of chlorobenzene

circa 1889, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of chlorobenzene was circa 1889

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“Chlorobenzene.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 May. 2021.

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