Examples from the Web for benzene
Benzene causes cancer, thins the blood to cause symptoms resembling hemophilia, and damages fetuses exposed to it.
Benzene makes people sick, shortens lives, and harms future generations.
Butane purchased at a hardware store often contains chemicals like benzene, which is known to cause cancer.Hey Buddy, Wanna Dab? Inside The Mainstream Explosion of Cannabis Concentrates|Valerie Vande Panne|December 21, 2013|DAILY BEAST
However studies have found dangerous compounds like benzene and formaldehyde in inhaled or secondhand vapor.E-Cigarettes, Facing Ban, Still Figuring Out What They Want to Be|Alex Halperin|December 19, 2013|DAILY BEAST
One part of the alkaloid is dissolved in 36·6 of benzene, and in 76 parts of amyl alcohol.Poisons: Their Effects and Detection|Alexander Wynter Blyth
We now proceed to consider the properties, syntheses, decompositions and constitution of the benzene complex.
The purity of the product depends upon the quality of the benzene from which the nitrobenzene was prepared.
The chief primary product of the polymerisation of acetylene by heat appears to be benzene.
These syntheses afford another instance of the singular action of aluminum chloride in attacking the benzene nucleus.
British Dictionary definitions for benzene
Word Origin and History for benzene
1835, benzine, altered from German Benzin, coined in 1833 by German chemist Eilhardt Mitscherlich (1794-1863) from Benz(oesäure) "benzoic acid" + -ene (German -in), hydrocarbon suffix. Mitscherlich obtained it from a distillation of benzoic acid, obtained from benzoin. The form benzene dates from 1872 in English. In 19c. it also sometimes was called benzol. Faraday was first to discover the compound (in fish oil) and called it bicarburet of hydrogen.