OBO ID: CHEBI:16716
Term Name: benzene Search Ontology:
Synonyms:
  • [6]annulene
  • Benzen
  • BENZENE
  • Benzine
  • Benzol
  • benzole
  • Bicarburet of hydrogen
  • Coal naphtha
  • cyclohexatriene
  • Mineral naphtha
  • Phene
  • phenyl hydride
  • Pyrobenzol
  • Pyrobenzole
Definition: A six-carbon aromatic annulene in which each carbon atom donates one of its two 2p electrons into a delocalised pi system. A toxic, flammable liquid byproduct of coal distillation, it is used as an industrial solvent. Benzene is a carcinogen that also damages bone marrow and the central nervous system.
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Ontology: Chebi
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