ethylbenzene

noun
eth·​yl·​ben·​zene | \ ˌe-thil-ˈben-ˌzēn How to pronounce ethylbenzene (audio) \

Definition of ethylbenzene

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

Examples of ethylbenzene in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web 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 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 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 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 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, 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, 18 Sep. 2017 See More

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First Known Use of ethylbenzene

1868, in the meaning defined above

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“Ethylbenzene.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ethylbenzene. Accessed 11 Aug. 2022.

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