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 (klôr′ō-bĕn′zēn′, -bĕn-zēn′)
A colorless, volatile flammable liquid, C6H5Cl, used to prepare phenol, DDT, and aniline and as a general solvent.


(Elements & Compounds) a colourless volatile flammable insoluble liquid with an almond-like odour, made from chlorine and benzene and used as a solvent and in the preparation of many organic compounds, esp phenol and DDT. Formula: C6H5Cl


(ˌklɔr əˈbɛn zin, -bɛnˈzin, ˌkloʊr-)

a colorless flammable liquid, C6H5Cl, used as a solvent and in the synthesis of DDT, drugs, and perfumes.
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Noun1.chlorobenzene - a colorless volatile flammable liquid with an almond odor that is made from chlorine and benzene; used as a solvent and in the production of phenol and DDT and other organic compounds
hydrocarbon - an organic compound containing only carbon and hydrogen
dissolvent, dissolver, dissolving agent, resolvent, solvent - a liquid substance capable of dissolving other substances; "the solvent does not change its state in forming a solution"
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Other chlorobenzenes that are not produced on a large scale include m-dichlorobenzene, tetrachlorobenzenes, trichlorobenzenes and hexachlorobenzene.
In particular, the widespread presence of these compounds over the past five decades has been related to the production and degradation of numerous agricultural pesticides and insecticides such as chlorobenzenes and chlorinated cyclohexanes, which end up contaminating the soil and polluting ground waters.
It was also noted that micro-biological transformations of chlorobenzenes, chlorinated phenoxyacetates and chlorobiphenyls result in chlorocat-echols formation [36].
The handbook describe how to extract organic compounds from soil prior to analysis and how to test for hydrocarbons, chlorine, halogen, nitrogen, sulphur, phosphorous, volatile organic compounds, insecticides and herbicides, chlorobenzenes, lead, and mercury in different mediums.
Chlorobenzenes (CBs) are used in engine-block cleaners, solvents, pesticides, pharmaceutical intermediates and for the synthesis of chlorophenols and disinfectants.
The Eastland Woolen Mill, which occupied about 250,000 square feet, reportedly used chlorobenzenes as part of its wool dye process starting in the 1960s.
Greenpeace and other organisations, including the CSE, have found high concentrations of chlorobenzenes and volatile and semi-volatile organochlorines, as well as metals such as chromium, copper, nickel, lead, zinc and mercury in the local water and soil.