A yellow aromatic liquid (C6H5.NO2), produced by the action of nitric acid on benzene, and called from its odor imitation oil of bitter almonds, or essence of mirbane. It is used in perfumery, and is manufactured in large quantities in the preparation of aniline. Fornerly called also nitrobenzol.
C6H5NO2; an oily substance which has an odor resembling that of bitter almond oil. Used in large quantities for the preparation of dyes.