ethylbenzene

noun
eth·yl·ben·zene | \ˌe-thil-ˈben-ˌzēn \

Definition of ethylbenzene 

: a liquid aromatic hydrocarbon C8H10 used chiefly in the manufacture of styrene

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The facilities in question emit hazardous air pollutants that include hydrochloric acid, lead, mercury, ethylbenzene, benzene and formaldehyde. Alex Stuckey, Houston Chronicle, "Air pollution in Houston/Galveston region could increase under EPA-created loophole, study finds," 10 Apr. 2018 And methane comes laden with other toxic pollutants, like benzene, toluene, ethylbenzene, xylene and other smog-forming organic compounds. James Rainey, NBC News, "Judge blocks Trump administration rollback of Obama methane rules," 23 Feb. 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, "AP Exclusive: Evidence of spills at toxic site during floods," 19 Sep. 2017 Past sampling of materials at the site revealed high concentrations of hazardous chemicals linked to cancer, such as benzene, ethylbenzene and trichloroethylene. Washington Post, "AP Exclusive: Evidence of spills at toxic site during floods," 19 Sep. 2017 Past sampling of materials at the site revealed high concentrations of hazardous chemicals linked to cancer, such as benzene, ethylbenzene and trichloroethylene. Michael Biesecker And Frank Bajak, chicagotribune.com, "Evidence of spills at toxic site in Texas during floods after Harvey," 18 Sep. 2017 Past sampling of materials at the site revealed high concentrations of hazardous chemicals linked to cancer, such as benzene, ethylbenzene and trichloroethylene. CBS News, "AP: Evidence of spills during floods at toxic site," 18 Sep. 2017 Past sampling of materials at the site revealed high concentrations of hazardous chemicals linked to cancer, such as benzene, ethylbenzene and trichloroethylene. Washington Post, "AP Exclusive: Evidence of spills at toxic site during floods," 19 Sep. 2017 Past sampling of materials at the site revealed high concentrations of hazardous chemicals linked to cancer, such as benzene, ethylbenzene and trichloroethylene. Washington Post, "AP Exclusive: Evidence of spills at toxic site during floods," 19 Sep. 2017

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1868, in the meaning defined above

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