HS CODE 29024100
Properties of Xylene (C8H10)
Exporter, Importer, Distributor, Wholesaler and Supplier of Ortho Xylene o-Xylene (ortho-xylene) is an aromatic hydrocarbon with the formula C6H4(CH3)2. with two methyl substituent bonded to adjacent carbon atoms of a benzene ring (the ortho configuration). It is a constitutional isomer of m-xylene and p-xylene the mixture being called xylene or xylenes o-Xylene is a colorless slightly oily flammable liquid.
Commercially obtained Xylene is a colourless, flammable, non-viscous, toxic liquid. It does not dissolve in water but is miscible with various organic liquids. At an industrial level xylenes are synthesized by the process of methylation of benzene and toluene. The obtained Xylol contains 40 to 65% of m-xylene and approximately 20% of o-xylene, 20% of p-xylene and 20% of methylbenzene.
USES OF XYLENE (C8H10)
- Xylene is used as a raw material for the manufacture of fibres, dyes and films.
- Used in laboratories to cool reaction vessels.
- It is used as a clearing agent.
- It is used to thin the thick varnishes and paints.