Nitrobenzene

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nitrobenzene

(Science: chemistry) 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.