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ethylbenzene

[ eth-uh l-ben-zeen, -ben-zeen ]
/ ˌɛθ əlˈbɛn zin, -bɛnˈzin /

noun Chemistry.

a colorless liquid, C8H10, used chiefly as an intermediate in the manufacture of styrene and as a solvent and diluent for paints and varnishes.

Nearby words

ethyl oxide, ethyl sulfide, ethyl urethane, ethylamine, ethylate, ethylbenzene, ethyldichloroarsine, ethylenation, ethylene, ethylene alcohol, ethylene dibromide

Origin of ethylbenzene

First recorded in 1870–75; ethyl + benzene
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