benzene benzene  /bɛn ˈzin/

Definition(s):

  • (n) a colorless liquid hydrocarbon; highly inflammable; carcinogenic; the simplest of the aromatic compounds

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. Benzene, nitrobenzene and aniline, used to produce explosives, fungicides, dyes and shoe polish, are nasty substances to have in a river.
  2. For benzene, mother of a multitude of useful organic products, he has been able to diagram the binding process.
  3. Harbin's water had been contaminated with benzene from a chemical-plant explosion.

News

  1. Benzene resurfaces in creek

    Benzene has again been detected, but at barely detectable levels, in Parachute Creek at the site of a natural gas liquids leak.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: The Daily Sentinel

  2. Benzene resurfaces in Parachute Creek

    Benzene has again been detected, but at barely detectable levels, in Parachute Creek at the site of a natural gas liquids leak.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: The Daily Sentinel

  3. Sulfur emissions from Exxon Mobil leak cause environmentalists concern

    A leak in one of Exxon Mobil’s sulfur recovery units in Baton Rouge on May 22 resulted in the release of various chemicals harmful to human health, including benzene, sulfur dioxide, and hydrogen sulfide, claimed Exxon’s report to the National Response Center.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Louisiana Weekly

Quotes

  1. "The water polluted with benzene today reached the Russian border and has flowed into the Amur River," Mr Shoigu said.
    on Dec 16, 2005 By: Sergei Shoigu Source: BBC News

  2. "This proposal will improve the health of European citizens. It will contribute to raising air quality standards by limiting the emission of two harmful pollutants, ground level ozone and benzene," said EU Environment Commissioner Stavros Dimas.
    on Dec 4, 2008 By: Stavros Dimas Source: Xinhua

  3. "Some chemicals that are known to have been used in fracking include diesel fuel, benzene, industrial solvents and other carcinogens and endocrine disrupters," Hinchey said.
    on Dec 8, 2009 By: Maurice Hinchey Source: Planet Jackson Hole

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