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(organic chemistry)
C6H5Cl A colorless, mobile, volatile liquid with an almondlike odor; used to produce phenol, DDT, and aniline.



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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Antigen: Dinitrochlorobenzene and Sheep red blood cells were used as antigens.
S1: Comparison of anti-CD86 labeled with FITC and APC THP-1 cells were treated alone (open symbols) or in coculture with HaCaT cells (filled symbols) with 2,4- dinitrochlorobenzene (A, B) or geraniol (C, D).
In poultry, macrophage engulfment assay (MEA) and delayed-type hypersensitivity (DTH) were performed to determine CMI against sheep red blood cells (SRBC) and dinitrochlorobenzene (DNCB) respectively.