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azobenzene

[az-oh-ben-zeen, -ben-zeen, ey-zoh-] /ˌæz oʊˈbɛn zin, -bɛnˈzin, ˌeɪ zoʊ-/
noun, Chemistry.
1.
an orange-red, crystalline, water-insoluble powder, C 12 H 10 N 2 , obtained from nitrobenzene by reduction: used chiefly in the manufacture of dyes and as an insecticide.
Also called benzeneazobenzene.
Origin of azobenzene
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  • The parent substance is “azobenzene,” and these three colouring-matters are mono-, di- and triamido-azobenzene respectively.

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British Dictionary definitions for azobenzene

azobenzene

/ˌeɪzəʊˈbɛnziːn; -bɛnˈziːn/
noun
1.
a yellow or orange crystalline solid used mainly in the manufacture of dyes. Formula: C6H5N:NC6H5
2.
any organic compound that is a substituted derivative of azobenzene
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