Encyclopedic Dictionary of Polymers

2011 Edition
| Editors: Jan W. Gooch


  • Jan W. Gooch
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4419-6247-8_1222

\ben-zól, -zōl\ n [Gr, fr. benz- + -ol] (1838) Commercial solvent derived from the distillation of coal. It is a crude mixture of hydrocarbons, consisting chiefly of benzene, although it may contain in addition some toluene, xylene, carbon disulfide, thiophene, pyridine, acetonitrile, and paraffinic hydrocarbons. A 90%, or 90°, benzol is one from which 90% by volume can be distilled below 100°C. Open image in new window

Also can be spelled Benzole.

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  • Jan W. Gooch
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  1. 1.AtlantaUSA