a colorless and toxic liquid, C9H12, soluble in alcohol: used as a solvent and in the production of phenol and acetone.
- Also called isopropylbenzene.
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How to use cumene in a sentence
When heated with phosphorus pentoxide it yields acetone, water and some pseudo-cumene.