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
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|Appearance||clear olorless liquid|
|Odor||Pleasant odor, Aromatic|
|Solubilities||Insoluble in water, soluble in ether, ethanol, acetone, petroleum spirit|
|Boiling point||135 - 145 °C|
|Flash point||25 °C|
|Freezing point||35 °C|
|Molecular weight||106.16 g/mol|
|Weight per gallon||7.2b 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
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.
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Xylene is available in metal drums, totes, and bulk quantities.
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