OrthoXylene Properties, Molecular Formula, Applications - WorldOfChemicals

OrthoXylene Properties


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o-Xylene is largely used in the production of phthalic anhydride, and is generally extracted by distillation from a mixed xylene stream in a plant primarily designed for p-xylene production.Xylene is often used as a solvent and in the printing, rubber, and leather industries.It is used as a cleaning agent for steel and for silicon wafers and chips It is found in small amounts in gasoline and airplane fuel.

Chemical Properties

Appearance Colorless liquid
Boiling Point 144.4 °C
CAS Number 95-47-6
Density 0.879gcm3
EINECS Number 202-422-2
IUPAC Name 1,2-dimethylbenzene
Melting Point -24 °C
Molar Mass 106.16 g/mol
Molecular Formula C8H10
NFPA 704 H-2,F-3,R-0,C-NA
RTECS Number ZE2450000
Refractive 1.50545
Solubility Insoluble in water and soluble in ethanol and diethyl ehter
Synonyms 1,2-Xylene;1,2-Dimethylbenzene;Akos Bbs-00004266;Xylenes;Xylol;2-methyltoluene;2-xylene
Viscosity 11.049 cP at 0 °C
8.102 cP at 20 °C
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