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pe·tro·le·um ben·zin

purified, low boiling fractions distilled from petroleum consisting of hydrocarbons, chiefly of the methane series; it is highly flammable, and its vapors, when mixed with air and ignited, may explode; used as a solvent.


(ben´zēn) petroleum benzin; see under petroleum .


, benzin, benzine (ben'zen?, ben-zen') [ benz(oin) + -ene]
C6H6, a highly flammable volatile organic compound that is the simplest member of the aromatic series of hydrocarbons. It is composed of six carbon atoms in a ring and has one hydrogen atom attached to each carbon atom. It is immiscible with water, dissolves fats, and is used as a solvent and in the synthesis of dyes and drugs. Synonym: benzol


It is a carcinogen.
CAS # 71-43-2

ethenyl benzene

See: ethenylbenzene
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1) Delphine Horvilleur et Rachid Benzine, Des mille et une facons d'etre juif ou musulman (dialogue avec le concours de Jean-Louis Schlegel), ed.
Extracts obtained from Cyclamen graecum as follows: Cyclamen (C), Tuber-Ethanol (CTE), Tuber-Methanol (CTM), Tuber-Acetone (CTA), Tuber-Benzine (CTB), Leaf-Methanol (CLM), Leaf- Ethanol (CLE), Leaf-Acetone (CLA) and Leaf- Benzine (CLB).
Tomo ambas citas de BENZINE, Rachid Les nouveaux penseurs .
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The tools of the gun editor were a chinagraph pencil, cotton gloves, stainless steel dust, benzine, aluminised Mylar tape, a splicing block and of course a razor blade.
Escorts for Class I, III, and IX supplies, with an average of 70 trucks per convoy, provided much-needed propane and benzine to the city of Mosul.
He was trying to guard a bank when a disbanded Iraqi soldier emptied a gallon of highly-flammable Benzine over his head, then waved a lighter inches from his face.
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The varnish and ink are benzine free and the glue used in the erection of the carton can withstand severe fluctuation in temperature.
It offers an example from the last decade the l990s, when Nestle bought Perrier after a Benzine poisoning crisis had weakened the brand.