eth·​yl·​ben·​zene ˌe-thil-ˈben-ˌzēn How to pronounce ethylbenzene (audio)
: a liquid aromatic hydrocarbon C8H10 used chiefly in the manufacture of styrene

Examples of ethylbenzene in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The health department wanted the refinery to pull samples for more pollutants, and under the settlement agreement, the company will also monitor for toluene, ethylbenzene and xylenes, Ogletree said. Noelle Phillips, The Denver Post, 5 Feb. 2024 Almost all the risk on the Nelsons’ block came from VT Halter’s chromium, nickel and ethylbenzene emissions, the analysis showed. ProPublica, 5 Dec. 2021 And methane comes laden with other toxic pollutants, like benzene, toluene, ethylbenzene, xylene and other smog-forming organic compounds. James Rainey, NBC News, 23 Feb. 2018 The facilities in question emit hazardous air pollutants that include hydrochloric acid, lead, mercury, ethylbenzene, benzene and formaldehyde. Alex Stuckey, Houston Chronicle, 10 Apr. 2018 Past sampling of materials at the site revealed high concentrations of hazardous chemicals linked to cancer, such as benzene, ethylbenzene and trichloroethylene. Washington Post, 19 Sep. 2017

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1868, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of ethylbenzene was in 1868

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“Ethylbenzene.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Jun. 2024.

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