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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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Therefore, when acrylic water-based paint is used as the finish for particleboard, the ethanediol, 1,2-propylene glycol, aromatic hydrocarbons, methylbenzene, xylene, and cyclohexanone should be controlled.
[1] Chemicals used in cosmetics as preservatives or solubilizes as fragrances, colorants, and UV-protection are mostly non-persistent, but traces persist such as toxic metal lead (Pb), butyl phthalic acid (BPA), musk xylene, siloxane D5, triclosan, UV-filter isotiazoliner 4-methylbenzylidene camphor, and methylbenzene, which were reported to be the main causes of some cancers including the melanoma.
The other reagents, Sn[(Oct).sub.2], tetrabutyl titanate (TBT), dimethyl sulfoxide-[d.sub.6] (DMSO-[d.sub.6]), monobutyltin oxide (MBTO), n-octane, methylbenzene, and diethylene glycol, purchasing from Aladdin Reagent Co., Ltd., were used without further purification.
The standard deviation (SD) of all compounds, except methylbenzene (0.66%), did not exceed 0.5%.
The predominant volatile compound in studied loins was methylbenzene, followed by heptane, hexane, hexanal, eucalyptol and 3-hydroxy-2-butanone (Table 3).
Compound (2) 1,2-bis(benzothiazolyl)-4 methylbenzene: Yield: 75%; Anal.
Volatile organic compounds (VOCs) such as diethyl ether and methylbenzene, which are commonly released from chemical reagents, or even building paints, have been considered severe risks to human health [1,2].
The gas responses to formaldehyde (HCHO), benzene ([C.sub.6][H.sub.6]), methylbenzene ([C.sub.6][H.sub.5]C[H.sub.3]), trichloromethane (CH[Cl.sub.3]), ethanol ([C.sub.2][H.sub.5]OH), and ammonia (N[H.sub.3]) were measured.
A dried resin film ([W.sub.0] of weight) was placed in a Soxhlet extractor and extracted with methylbenzene under reflux for 7 days.
Taking methylbenzene as an example, when the temperature was higher, the methylbenzene should lose a hydrogen atom, then become the free radical; the free radical reacted with other lower weight molecules and formed naphthalene.