Nitro Benzene (NB)

Basic Information

Nitrobenzene is an organic compound with the chemical formula C6H5NO2. It is a water-insoluble pale yellow oil with an almond-like odor. It freezes to give greenish-yellow crystals. It is produced on a large scale from benzene as a precursor to aniline. In the laboratory, it is occasionally used as a solvent, especially for electrophilic reagents.




Manufacture of some pharmaceuticals

As a constituent in some polishes and paint solvents

As a solvent in the refining of petroleum

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