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(organic chemistry)
C6H5Cl A colorless, mobile, volatile liquid with an almondlike odor; used to produce phenol, DDT, and aniline.
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a colorless liquid, with a characteristic odor and a boiling point of 131.7°C. Chlorobenzene is practically insoluble in water but is soluble in many organic solvents.

In industry chlorobenzene is produced by the catalytic chlorination of benzene, carried out at 75°–85°C using metallic iron as the catalyst. It is used in the production of phenol, 4,4′-dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane (DDT), and intermediate products during the synthesis of dyes. It is also used as a solvent in laboratory work.

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Radacs et al., "Further analysis of behavioral and endocrine consequences of chronic exposure of male Wistar rats to subtoxic doses of endocrine disruptor chlorobenzenes," Physiology & Behavior, vol.
The obtained data were subjected to analysis of variance and the means of the treatments of chlorobenzenes, present in sewage sludge cultivated for different periods, were compared with the mean of the treatment of uncultivated sewage sludge at 0.05 probability level by Dunnett's test.
Heptachlor epoxide was correlated with cis-chlordane, and several chlorobenzene related compounds (1,2,3,4-TeCBz, PeCBz, and PCA) had weak but nonsignificant (P = 0.05-06) relationships with 1,2,4,5-TeCBz and [alpha]-HCH; oxychlordane was not correlated with any other OCPs (Table S9B).
However, the relationship between [H.sub.2]S and plant chlorobenzene stress tolerance remains poorly characterized, and whether or not oxidation reactions are involved in the process is not clear.
The Chlorobenzenes market can be segmented based on type as:
Dichlorobenzenes (1,2-, 1,3-, 1,4-) appear in emissions from petrochemical factories and from manufacture of polymers, while chlorobenzene, the production of which in the U.S.
1999) and have been found (Umschlag, Hermann 1999) to be effective for the degradation of various aromatic compounds, such as benzene, p-xylene, toluene, chlorobenzene, nitrobenzene and benzonitrile.
In the experiments with zinc cathode, besides HCB, five other types of chlorobenzenes were also detected, whereas 1,2,4,5-tetrachlorobenzene was the dominant byproduct.
Retzlaff et al., "Degradation of chloroaromatics by Pseudomonas putida GJ31: assembled route for chlorobenzene degradation encoded by clusters on plasmid pKW1 and the chromosome," Microbiology, vol.
In a review of thyrotoxicity and industrial chemicals, 77 chemicals are listed as having proven links to thyroid damage, these include PCBs, dioxins, chlorobenzenes, phenols and related chemicals (Brucker-Davis 1998).
Chlorobenzenes have been found at 97 of the 1177 National Priorities List sites.