A volatile, very inflammable liquid, C6H6, contained in the naphtha produced by the destructive distillation of coal, from which it is separated by fractional distillation. The name is sometimes applied also to the impure commercial product or benzole, and also, but rarely, to a similar mixed product of petroleum.
Benzene is a highly toxic substance and long exposure to it may cause leukemia. The presence of benzene in the atmosphere, such as from the combustion of unleaded fuel without a catalytic converter is a hazard to human health.
a common liquid hydrocarbon derived from coal tar and naphthenes used for a variety of industrial purposes; leukemogen.
Compound composed of a six-membered ring of carbon atoms and containing three double bonds. Occurs as part of many biological molecules.
a volatile organic chemical used as an industrial solvent and a major component of gasoline.
CAS Number: 71-43-2. A colorless, volatile, flammable and toxic liquid hydrocarbon used in organic synthesis, as a solvent, and as a motor fuel. Chemical formula = C6H6. Molecular weight = 78.11 g/mol. Learn More...
A possible type of emission from combustion at the incinerator, benzene is a liquid derived from petroleum and used in production of many chemicals. It is a known carcinogen.
A major organic intermediate and solvent derived from coal or petroleum. The simplest member of the aromatic series of hydrocarbons.
A colorless to light yellow liquid with an aromatic odor derived from production of gasoline. Used in the production of styrene, synthetic detergents, insecticides, fumigants, solvents, paint removers, rubber cement and antiknock gasoline. Hazard: Confirmed human carcinogen producing myeloid leukemia, Hodgkin's disease, and lymphomas by inhalation, a dangerous fire hazard when exposed to heat or flame.
A clear, colorless, highly refractive flammable liquid derived from petroleum and used in or to manufacture a wide variety of chemical products, including DDT, insecticides, and motor fuels. Also called benzine.
An aromatic hydrocarbon which is a colorless, volatile, flammable liquid. Benzene is obtained chiefly from coal tar and is used as a solvent for resins and fats in dye manufacture.
A clear colorless liquid, with a characteristic aromatic smell. It is the starting point for many derivatives required in the production of a wide range of products. Benzene belongs to a group of hydrocarbons called aromatics.
A volatile liquid solvent found in gasoline.
A clear, colorless liquid with a sweet odor that burns readily. Benzene is obtained from crude petroleum. Small amounts may be found in products such as paints, glues, pesticides, and gasoline.
(refer also toluene and xylene) Aromatic readily absorbed through the skin, eliminated very slowly. Low-level chronic exposure (e.g. by painters) can lead to liver damage and possibly cancer (Thurtell L. Ed 2003). Mineral turps can contain up to 20% benzene in Australia.
an aromatic hydrocarbon present to a minor degree in most crude oils. Some important products manufactured from benzene are styrene, phenol, nylon and synthetic detergents.
A hexagonal organic molecule having a carbon atom at each point of the hexagon and a hydrogen atom attached to each carbon atom. Molecules which contain a benzene ring are known as aromatic. Benzene boils at 80°C and has a flash point of 12°F (-11°C). The explosive limits are 1.5% to 8% by volume in air.
a colorless liquid hydrocarbon; highly inflammable; carcinogenic; the simplest of the aromatic compounds
A carcinogenic (cancer-producing) compound found in many solvent products, representing a serous health risk when inhaled” ( Levinthal, 264).
a colourless, flammable, aromatic liquid; a volatile organic compound which readily evaporates.
Known carcinogen, 2% to 4% of gasoline.
Benzene is a colorless, aromatic liquid that is widely used in producing rubber, plastics, and other synthetic materials. Ingestion of Benzene can lead to cancer and/or chromosome aberrations.
A flammable, colorless liquid with a pleasant smell used in the production of many industrial solvents, dyes, and pesticides. Once a common tool for restorers; most wisely avoid the chemical. Benzene is believed to cause cancer with prolonged exposure. While working with small amounts is unlikely to cause cancer, the fumes can cause confusion, headaches, and have even killed. Avoid benzene like the plague it is.
a toxic chemical found in coal tar and cigarette smoke and used as an industrial solvent, as a petrol additive, and in some paints or varnishes; a known carcinogen
A chemical composed of six carbon atoms arranged in a hexagonal ring, with one hydrogen attached to each carbon.
The simplest aromatic compound, consists of six carbons and six hydrogens. The six carbons are linked in a ring and each carbon has a single hydrogen bound to it. C-C double bonds are found between alternate pairs of carbons. It is this continuous double bond structure that provides the This structure is exceptionally stable and virtually impossible to crack open without adding hydrogen to generate cyclohexane. Benzene is poisonous, attacking the liver, and a known carcinogen. See Aromatic.
A volatile hydrocarbon liquid found in solvents and gasoline. In significant quantities, benzene is considered a hazardous air and water pollutant.
A chemical that is frequently used in manufacturing and present in industrial fumes. Benzene exposure can cause cancer and other health complications.
A colorless and flammable toxic liquid used in organic synthesis, as a solvent, and as a motor fuel. Exposure to benzene can increase the risk of cancer and lead to anemia and a decrease in blood platelets.
A sweet smelling, highly toxic hydrocarbon . Long-term exposure to benzene is known to cause anemia and leukemia . The anemia associated with benzene exposure is termed aplastic anemia . The types of leukemia associated with benzene exposure are adult acute myeloid leukemia ( AML ) and chronic lymphocytic leukemia ( CLL ). It is thought that benzene induces DNA damage in hematopoietic stem cells that give rise to leukemic clones of cells. See the entire definition of Benzene
a colorless, highly-flammable liquid obtained chiefly in the distillation of coal and used as a solvent and in making dyes and drugs
An aromatic component of gasoline, which is a known cancer-causing agent.
A fuel additive that is 2% to 4% of gasoline; a known carcinogen.
Flammable colorless, volatile, toxic compound used in making chemicals and dyes or as a solvent for resins and fats.
Flammable, colourless to light yellow volatile aromatic hydrocarbon. A byproduct of cokemaking and other industrial processes, benzene is considered to be a carcinogenic (cancer-causing) substance.
A colorless, volatile chemical that was first used as an industrial solvent and later as a starting material for the synthesis of other chemicals. Benzene is also a constituent of gasoline that has been determined to cause cancer in highly exposed workers. Because benzene vaporizes readily, persons handling gasoline might experience potentially hazardous, high-dose occupational exposures.
A cancer-causing hydrocarbon (C6H6) derived from petroleum. Benzene is a component of gasoline. Benzene emissions occur in exhaust as a byproduct of fuel combustion and when gasoline evaporates.
A natural part of crude oil, gasoline, and cigarette smoke. It is also used as a gasoline additive and in the manufacture of a number of products.
A colourless liquid hydrocarbon, C6H6. Benzene is the archetypal aromatic compound. Benzene is volatile and will vaporise easily at relatively low temperatures.
A hydrocarbon of the composition C6H6 and the initial member of the aromatic or benzene series. Its molecular structure is conceived as a ring of six carbon atoms with double linkage between each alternating pair and with hydrogen attached to each carbon atom. Benzene is a minor constituent of most crude oils and is produced mainly by the catalytic reforming of petroleum naphthas and from the various cracking processes. Benzene is a toxic compound.
Benzene is the simplest aromatic compound, with a ring of six carbon atoms and six hydrogen atoms. It is a colourless liquid occurring naturally in fossil raw materials such as crude oil and coal, produced during processing of petroleum liquids and through chemical reactions. It is one of the most important feedstocks for the chemical industry, used for the manufacture of a wide range of everyday items, and is not itself used directly by consumers.
A six-carbon aromatic; common gasoline component identified as being toxic. Benzene is a known carcinogen.
Colorless liquid hydrocarbon C6H6, with one ring of carbon atoms. Made from coal tar and by catalytic reforming of naphthyenes, it is used in the manufacture of phenol, styrene, nylon, detergents, aniline, phthalic anhydride, biphenyl, nitrobenzene, chlorbenzene; as a solvent; and as a component of high-octane gasoline.
A colorless volatile flammable toxic liquid aromatic hydrocarbon used in organic synthesis, as a solvent, and as a motorfuel.
a hexagonal ring of carbons with alternating single and double bonds.
A clear, colorless aromatic liquid. Used as a building block for making plastics, rubber, resins and synthetic fabrics. Exposure to high levels can cause temporary nervous system disorders, immune system depression and anemia. A lifetime of exposure can cause cancer and chromosome aberrations.
A type of colorless liquid hydrocarbon that can be used as a motor fuel. Its chemical symbol is C6H6.
Liquid reacting with ethylene to produce styrene monomer (SM) which is used for the production of polystyrene (PS) . It is used as a raw material for plastic peelets to obtain solid plastic products such as rulers and styrofoam.
A chemical that is used widely by the chemical industry, and is also found in tobacco smoke, vehicle emissions, and gasoline fumes. Exposure to benzene may increase the risk of developing leukemia.
is an aromatic hydrocarbon. It can be found in the air by several different ways of transmission. It can be produced for use with plastic or produced through the burning of fossil fuels. Benzene can also be found in the soil as well as some areas of groundwater pollution. Exposure to benzene has been linked to leukemia.
a clear, aromatic, flammable, poisonous liquid, formed during the processing of coal. It is used to dissolve fats and to make lacquers, varnishes, dyes, and other synthetic materials. Benzene is also released into the air through automobile emissions.
Benzene is a colorless gas and is one of the many chemicals that make up gasoline. A known carcinogen, benzene can cause drowsiness, dizziness, headaches and vomiting. Death may result from high exposures. Leukemia is the form of cancer most commonly associated with benzene exposure. About 90 percent of airborne benzene results from gasoline. Benzene enters the air through tailpipe emissions and through evaporation, such as during refueling. Refineries are the single largest industrial source of benzene emissions.
One of the aromatic hydrocarbons, produced from crude oil via fractional distillation and cataytic reforming, or from toluene via dealkylation. Large amounts of benzene are used in motor fuels without separation from the hydrocarbon mixture. When separated, it is used in the manufacture of several chemicals, including syrene, phenol and cyclohexane.
Powerful but highly toxic and flammable solvent, usually restricted to spray application.
Organic compound of formula C6H6 consisting of a symmetrical six-membered ring structure. Benzene is the parent compound of the aromatic group of compounds, consisting of toluene, the xylenes, etc., which all exhibit the benzene structure. Benzene is a major component of gasoline and is emitted into the atmosphere as a result of evaporation and incomplete fossil fuel combustion.
(also benzol, benzole, annulene, benzeen, phenyl hydride, coal naphtha). Made from petroleum and coal, benzene is classified by the International Agency for Research on Cancer as a carcinogen, is listed in the 1990 Clean Air Act as a hazardous air pollutant, and is on the EPA's Community Right-to-Know list. Found in: Conventional oven cleaners, detergents, furniture polish, spot removers.
Benzene, also known as benzol, is an organic chemical compound with the formula C6H6. It is sometimes abbreviated Ph-H. Benzene is a colorless and flammable liquid with a sweet smell and a relatively high melting point.