azobenzene

azobenzene

[az-oh-ben-zeen, -ben-zeen, ey-zoh-]
noun Chemistry.
an orange-red, crystalline, water-insoluble powder, C 12 H 10 N 2 , obtained from nitrobenzene by reduction: used chiefly in the manufacture of dyes and as an insecticide.
Also called benzeneazobenzene.


Origin:
azo- + benzene

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azobenzene (ˌeɪzəʊˈbɛnziːn, -bɛnˈziːn)
 
n
1.  a yellow or orange crystalline solid used mainly in the manufacture of dyes. Formula: C6H5N:NC6H5
2.  any organic compound that is a substituted derivative of azobenzene

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