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In the United Kingdom, benzole or benzol is a coal-tar product, consisting mainly of benzene and toluene. It was formerly mixed with petrol and sold as a motor fuel under trade names including "National Benzole Mixture" and "Regent Benzole Mixture".

Confusingly, in certain languages, such as German, Hungarian, Greek, Ukrainian and Russian the word "benzol" (or benzole) means benzene, and in some of these languages, words pronounced alike to benzene, e.g. the German word "Benzin", means petroleum / gasoline.[1]


  1. ^ Collins German Concise Dictionary, 1991, ISBN 0-00-433454-X

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