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Benzene MeSH Descriptor Data 2022


MeSH Heading
Benzene
Tree Number(s)
D02.455.426.559.389.023
Unique ID
D001554
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D001554
Annotation
do not confuse with benzil or benzal
Scope Note
Toxic, volatile, flammable liquid hydrocarbon byproduct of coal distillation. It is used as an industrial solvent in paints, varnishes, lacquer thinners, gasoline, etc. Benzene causes central nervous system damage acutely and bone marrow damage chronically and is carcinogenic. It was formerly used as parasiticide.
Entry Term(s)
Benzol
Benzole
Cyclohexatriene
Registry Number
J64922108F
Related Numbers
71-43-2
CAS Type 1 Name
Benzene
Entry Combination
analogs & derivatives:Benzene Derivatives
Date Established
1966/01/01
Date of Entry
1999/01/01
Revision Date
2013/07/08
Benzene Preferred
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