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Toxic, volatile, flammable liquid hydrocarbon byproduct of coal distillation. It is used as an industrial solvent in paints, varnishes, lacquer thinners, gasoline, etc. Benzene causes central nervous system damage acutely and bone marrow damage chronically and is carcinogenic. It was formerly used as parasiticide.

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Tree Number(s): D02.455.426.559.389.023

MeSH Unique ID: D001554

Registry Number: J64922108F

Entry Terms:

  • Benzole
  • Cyclohexatriene
  • Benzol

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