What is NITROBENZENE, or OIL OF MIRBANE?

, is a yellowish liquid of sp gr. i,i986 and boilingpoint about 2ii degrees C., prepared from benzene by the action of a mixture of sulphuric and nitric acids, and can also be produced by the action of strong nitric acid on turpentine. It has an intense odoui of oil of bitter almonds, is soluble in alcohol and ether, and is much used in perfumery and as a flavouring principle, also in the dye industry. There are several dinitrobenzenes and trinitrobenzenes 3 respectively.

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