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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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Levi says sodium is the quasi-uguale; potassium is used as an "almost equal" substitute for sodium; and benzene was first mistaken for its "almost equal" benzine.
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Similar irony fills the poem beginning, "The smell of benzine goes up" (Reah habenzin oleh be-api)--"The jet makes peace in the heavens/ Over us and over all the autumn lovers"--where the poet twists round the end of the Eighteen Benedictions: "He who makes peace in his heavens will make peace upon us": jet fighters, not God, make peace.
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.
It was also used in the manufacture of benzine, gasoline, kerosene, paraffin wax, asphalt, and lubricating oil.
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He has coauthored Quartiers sensibles, with Azonz Begag, (Paris: Point-Virgule, 1994), Nous avons tant de choses a nous dire with Rachid Benzine (Paris: Albin Michel, 1997), as well as Les banlieues de Dieu: entretiens avec Luc Balbont et Rachid Benzine (Paris: Bayard, 1998), among other works.
Navach found that the active component of approximately one-half of these compounds (identified through 1987) contains a five-member benzine ring in linear array resembling the compound, Pentosene (Figure 3).