What is Xylene

The compound xylene may have an exotic-sounding name, but it is a common constituent in solvent for a wide range of industries, including print, rubber, leather, adhesives, and paints. Many products you use or come into contact with throughout the day are likely to have xylene in it or assisted in their creation.

  • Synonyms: Xylene, benzene, dimethyl- / dimethylbenzene, mixture of isomers / dimethylbenzol, mixture of isomers / methyltoluene, mixture of isomers / mixed xylenes / xylol
  • INCI: Xylene
  • Chemical Formula:C8H10
  • CAS#: 1330-20-7
  • Hazard: H226: Flammable Liquid and Vapor
    H315: Causes Skin Irritation
    H401: Toxic to Aquatic Life

Buy various grades of Xylene

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Xylene with Antistat
Xylene US Total


Appearanceclear olorless liquid
OdorPleasant odor, Aromatic
SolubilitiesInsoluble in water, soluble in ether, ethanol, acetone, petroleum spirit
Boiling point135 - 145 °C
Flash point25 °C
Freezing point35 °C
Molecular weight106.16 g/mol
Weight per gallon7.2b lb/gal

Uses and Applications for Xylene

Xylene uses include Alkyd Resin, Cleaning Fluids, Enamels, Lacquer Thinner, Lacquers, Oil Field Production Chemicals, Oil Field Service Chemicals, Paint Solvent, Paint Strippers, Rubber Cement, Solvent, etc.

  • Paints: The chemical thins the consistency and breaks chemical bonds in inks, varnishes and paints. It can be used in materials, like some paints, to slow the drying process.
  • Pharmaceutical Industry: Companies sometimes choose to use xylene as well in inhalers to assist in artificial respiration and open up the air ways.
  • Oil and Gas Industry: he petrol and gasoline industries are the main users of xylene in manufacturing.
  • Personal Care: The cosmetic and beauty production industry uses xylene in the create of some perfumes.
  • Paper and Pulp

Quick Answers

The compound xylene may have an exotic-sounding name, but it is a common constituent in solvent for a wide range of industries, including print, rubber, leather, adhesives, and paints.

When you select Brenntag, you'll work with an experienced specialty and chemical distributor that understands the needs of every customer. Our network of 190 Regional Operating Companies can provide fast service across North America and beyond. You will have access to a host of support services to maximize your user experience. Contact us to learn more about the benefits of using xylene in your products.

Your best approach will be to contact Brenntag North America. Brenntag is the established global market leader in ingredient and chemical distribution and can fully supply all your xylene and other chemical needs.

Xylene is available in metal drums, totes, and bulk quantities.

You can download a copy of the SDS for xylene from Brenntag Connect.

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