Many volatile organic compounds (VOCs) are hazardous to human health, with several classified as carcinogenic i.e. capable of causing cancer in humans.
One particular group of VOCs, referred to as aromatic hydrocarbons or simply ‘aromatics’ because of their sweet, pleasant smell are of particular interest because of their widespread use.
Aromatics contain at least one aromatic ring of which benzene is the simplest form. Benzene itself forms the basis of the well know group of compounds with the acronym BTEX i.e. Benzene, Toluene, Ethylbenzene and Xylene
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