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 (mĕth′əl-bĕn′zēn, -bĕn-zēn′)
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Noun1.methylbenzene - a colorless flammable liquid obtained from petroleum or coal tar; used as a solvent for gums and lacquers and in high-octane fuels
alkylbenzene - organic compound that has an alkyl group bound to a benzene ring
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 predominant volatile compound in studied loins was methylbenzene, followed by heptane, hexane, hexanal, eucalyptol and 3-hydroxy-2-butanone (Table 3).
Organic chemicals such as alcohols, aldehydes, alkanes, alkenes, amines, asbestos, benzene, BPA, dyes, esters, ethers, haloalkanes, methylbenzene, phenols, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), phthalates, polybrominated biphenyls (PBBs), polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs) and short chain chlorinated paraffins (SCCPs)
0] of weight) was placed in a Soxhlet extractor and extracted with methylbenzene under reflux for 7 days.