Definition of Nitrobenzene

1. Noun. A poisonous oily water-soluble liquid used as a solvent and in the manufacture of aniline.

Generic synonyms: Organic Compound



Definition of Nitrobenzene

1. n. A yellow aromatic liquid (C6H5.NO2), produced by the action of nitric acid on benzene, and called from its odor imitation oil of bitter almonds, or essence of mirbane. It is used in perfumery, and is manufactured in large quantities in the preparation of aniline. Fornerly called also nitrobenzol.

Definition of Nitrobenzene

1. Noun. (organic compound) A nitro derivative of benzene, C6H5NO2, prepared by reacting benzene with a mixture of nitric and sulphuric acids; any of a series of such compounds having two or more nitro groups ¹

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Definition of Nitrobenzene

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Medical Definition of Nitrobenzene

1. A yellow aromatic liquid (C6H5.NO2), produced by the action of nitric acid on benzene, and called from its odour imitation oil of bitter almonds, or essence of mirbane. It is used in perfumery, and is manufactured in large quantities in the preparation of aniline. Fornerly Synonym: nitrobenzol. Origin: Nitro- + benzene. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Nitrobenzene

nitroaniline
nitroanisole o-demethylase
nitroarene
nitroarenes
nitroarginine
nitroaromatic
nitroaromatics
nitroaryl
nitroaryls
nitrobacter
nitrobacteraceae
nitrobacteria
nitrobacterium
nitrobarite
nitrobenzaldehyde
nitrobenzene (current term)
nitrobenzenes
nitrobenzoate
nitrobenzoates
nitrobenzoic
nitrobenzoic acid
nitrobenzyl
nitroblue tetrazolium
nitroblue tetrazolium reduction
nitroblue tetrazolium test
nitrocalcite
nitrocarbol
nitrocarbon
nitrocarbons
nitrocarburize

Literary usage of Nitrobenzene

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1. Journal of the American Chemical Society by American Chemical Society (1914)
"If we assume that the ionic concentration in the nitrobenzene is proportional to ... Owing to our incomplete knowledge concerning ionization in nitrobenzene ..."

2. Laboratory Manual for the Detection of Poisons and Powerful Drugs by Wilhelm Autenrieth (1921)
"nitrobenzene nitrobenzene has a. strong poisonous action. Administration of very small quantities of this compound has produced death in human beings. ..."

3. A Dictionary of Applied Chemistry by Thomas Edward Thorpe (1921)
"6 gallons of water are run in through the funnel- ' shaped hopper, and simultaneously steam is ' turned on and the nitrobenzene run in a thin stream into ..."

4. Elements of Chemistry: Theoretical and Practical by William Allen Miller (1880)
"nitrobenzene is a pale yellow liquid, having an odour resembling that of ... nitrobenzene is a remarkably stable substance, not being attacked by chlorine ..."

5. A Treatise on Chemistry by Henry Enfield Roscoe, Carl Schorlemmer (1887)
"nitrobenzene was first introduced into commerce by Collas under the name of ... nitrobenzene is manufactured by allowing a well-cooled mixture of fuming ..."

6. Organic Chemistry by William Henry Perkin (1907)
"nitrobenzene, C6H5-N02, is usually prepared in the laboratory by slowly adding to benzene (10 parts) a mixture of nitric acid of sp. gr. ..."

7. A Dictionary of Chemistry and the Allied Branches of Other Sciences by Henry Watts (1866)
"The nitrobenzene is mixed with acetic acid in cast-iron vesselĀ«, and cast-iron turnings or filings nre very gradually added, care being taken that the heat ..."

8. The Chemical News and Journal of Industrial Science (1900)
"On the contrary, the treatment of rubber with nitrobenzene at once gives a large ... It is thus beyond doubt that at the temperature of boiling nitrobenzene ..."

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