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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.
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(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
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(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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Chlorobenzenes (ClB) represent a halogenated aromatic hydrocarbon group, of which 1,4-dichlorobenzene (dClB) is known as an international reference compound due to its ecotoxicological and human toxicity potential [27].
Despite all benefits from the utilization of sewage sludge in agricultural systems, care must be taken, because this waste may have in its composition high concentrations of organic contaminants, such as chlorobenzenes (CBs).
The chlorobenzenes ([SIGMA]CBz consisting of 1,2,4,5- and 1,2,3,4-tetrachlorobenzene [TeCBz], pentachlorobenzene [PeCBz] and HCB) were the most prominent group among the OCOs (Table 1, Table S2).
Biological responses of maize (Zea mays) plants exposed to chlorobenzenes case study of monochloro,1,4-dichloro and 1,2,4-trichloro-benzenes.
The key driving factors of chlorobenzenes market are the growing demand for chlorobenzene from the chemical industry for manufacture of various chemicals.
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.
Locating and estimating air emission from sources of chlorobenzenes (revised) (EPA-454/R-93-044).
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.
Guidotti, "Determination of chlorobenzenes in water by microextraction and GC/MS," Journal of High Resolution Chromatography, vol.
Standard products of other series of chlorobenzenes were obtained from Sigma-Aldrich or Fluka.