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1,2,4,5-tetramethylbenzene, an aromatic hydrocarbon used as a solvent and in the manufacture of pyromellitic acid.
Origin: durus, "hard" (because solid at ordinary temperatures), and -ene.
a colorless, crystalline, aromatic hydrocarbon, C6H2(CH3)4, off artificial production, with an odor like camphor
Origin: [L. durus hard; -- so called because solid at ordinary temperatures.]
Durene, or 1,2,4,5-tetramethylbenzene, is an organic compound with the formula C6H2(CH3)4. It is a colourless solid with a sweet odor. The compound is classified as an alkylbenzene. It is one of three isomers of tetramethylbenzene, the other two being prehnitene and isodurene. Durene has an unusually high melting point, reflecting its high molecular symmetry.
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