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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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The biogas includes: macrocomponents--methane (C[H.sub.4]) and carbon dioxide (C[O.sub.2]); microcomponents --sulfur dioxide (S[O.sub.2]), nitrogen oxide (NO), hydrogen fluoride (HF), ammonia (N[H.sub.3]), hydrogen sulfide ([H.sub.2]S), nitrogen ([N.sub.2]), hydrogen ([H.sub.2]), oxygen ([O.sub.2]), benzene ([C.sub.6][H.sub.6]), trichloromethane (CH[Cl.sub.3]), carbon tetrachloride (C[Cl.sub.4]), chlorobenzene ([C.sub.6][H.sub.5]Cl), and other chemical compounds (23,24,25).
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The other continuous outcome, autism severity measured by the CSS, was positively associated with carbon disulfide (with an estimated increase of 0.88 points on the 10-point CSS scale) and chlorobenzene (0.73 point increase), whereas less severe autism was associated with 1,4-dichlorobenzene (1.41 points lower on the CSS), after accounting for the FDR (Table 2).
Potassium carbonate ([K.sub.2]C[O.sub.3]), tetrakis(triphenylphosphine)palladium(0) [Pd[([PPh.sub.3]).sub.4]], 2,5-bis(tributylstannyl)thiophene, nitric acid (65%), and chlorobenzene (CB) were purchased from Sigma-Aldrich.
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