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Ethylbenzene is used as a solvent for rubber adhesives, varnishes, resins, paints and coatings. It acts as an intermediate in the preparation of styrene. It is also used as a fuel additive. It is added to gasoline as an anti-knock agent, thereby reducing engine knocking and increase the octane rating. In addition to this, it is used in natural gas recovery process.
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Gefahrenhinweise (EU): H225-H332-H373-H304
Highly flammable liquid and vapour. Harmful if inhaled. May cause damage to organs through prolonged or repeated exposure. May be fatal if swallowed and enters airways.
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