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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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Microbial Degradation of Chloroaromatics: Use of meta-Cleavage Pathway for Mineralization of Chlorobenzene.
2 2 Chlorine 5,000 4,000 Chlorine dioxide -- 800 Chlorite 700 1,000 Chlorobenzene -- 100 Chloroform 300 -- Chlorotoluron 30 -- Chlorpyrifos 30 -- Chromium (total) 50 100 Copper 2,000 13,000 Cyanazine 0.
1999) and have been found (Umschlag, Hermann 1999) to be effective for the degradation of various aromatic compounds, such as benzene, p-xylene, toluene, chlorobenzene, nitrobenzene and benzonitrile.
When University of Strasbourg graduate student Othmar Zeidler combined chloral hydrate with chlorobenzene in the presence of a sulfuric acid catalyst, he was not out to save millions of lives.
The solvent is toluene, 1,2-dichlorobenzene, chlorobenzene, bromobenzene, benzene, butyl acetate, or dimethylformamide.
Best of all, Jahnke's formulations are soluble in chlorobenzene, meaning they could be spray-coated onto large sheets using technology similar to ink-jet printers.
Phenyl chlorosilanes are obtained by direct reaction of chlorobenzene and silicon at an elevated temperature and also by alkylation via the Grignard reaction.
1985, The information on chlorobenzene and benzene by the reductive metabolism of lindane in rat liver microsomes.