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benzene

 [ben´zēn]
a liquid hydrocarbon, C6H6, obtained mainly as a byproduct of the destructive distillation of coal, used as a solvent. It is irritant, toxic, and carcinogenic.
benzene hexachloride (BHC) a chlorinated hydrocarbon; one isomer, gamma benzene hexachloride (lindane) is used as an insecticide, to kill lice.

ben·zene

(ben'zēn), Do not confuse this word with benzine.
The basic six-carbon ring structure in most aromatic compounds; a highly toxic hydrocarbon from light coal tar oil; used as a solvent.
Synonym(s): benzol, coal tar naphtha
[benzoin, + -ene]

benzene

(bĕn′zēn′, bĕn-zēn′)
n.
A colorless, flammable, toxic, liquid aromatic hydrocarbon, C6H6, derived from petroleum and used in or to manufacture a wide variety of chemical products, including DDT, detergents, insecticides, and motor fuels. Also called benzol.

benzene

A volatile, flammable hydrocarbon by-product of destructive coal distillation, which is present in coal tar; it is the simplest aromatic compound. Benzene is an organic solvent, and is both toxic—in particular to mucocutaneous surfaces—and carcinogenic; chronic exposure to benzene is linked to bone marrow depression, aplastic anaemia, and acute myelogenous leukaemia, one-fourth of which are preceded by pancytopenia and/or peripheral neuropathies.

Benzene

A colorless volatile flammable toxic liquid hydrocarbon used as a solvent and as a motor fuel.
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The C[O.sub.2]/ISO 32 Alkylbenzene system was relatively stable under the test conditions of this study.
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To Develop New world-scale Linear Alkylbenzene (LAB) facility in refining and petrochemicals complex in Ruwais, UAE.
This announcement comes on the back of a number of significant recent announcements from Adnoc, including: an agreement with OCP Group of Morocco to explore the phased creation of a new global fertilizers joint venture; a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Ravago Group, a leading service solutions provider in the global polymers and chemicals market, to explore opportunities for cooperation at the Ruwais Industrial Complex; and a project development agreement with Cepsa of Spain moving the above mentioned, new world-scale Linear Alkylbenzene (LAB) facility, also in Ruwais, to the FEED stage.
Abu Dhabi: Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (Adnoc) would be setting up a Linear Alkylbenzene (LAB) facility in Ruwais as part of its strategy to significantly enhance and expand its refining operations and capabilities to support its downstream plans.
The detergent composition contains an anionic surfactant comprised of linear alkylbenzene sulphonate; an ethoxylated alcohol nonionic surfactant; and water.
Alkylbenzene sulfonate (LAS), an anionic surfactant, widely used for industrial and domestic applications, and MC-LR are widely distributed in terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems, but their combined ecotoxicological effects were unknown (Wang et al., 2011).