- Nitrobenzene is an organic compound with the chemical formula C6H5NO2.
- It is a water-insoluble pale yellow oil with an almond-like odor.
- It freezes to give greenish-yellow crystals. It is produced on a large scale as a precursor to aniline.
- Although occasionally used as a flavoring or perfume additive, nitrobenzene is highly toxic in large quantities.
- In the laboratory, it is occasionally used as a solvent, especially for electrophilic reagents.