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p-Xylene is used as a precursor in the production of benzoic, isophthalic, tetraphillic acids and dimethyle esters, which are used in the manufacture of polyester. It acts as an intermediate in plastic and rubber products.
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Gefahrenhinweise (EU): H226-H312-H332-H315
Flammable liquid and vapour. Harmful in contact with skin. Harmful if inhaled. Causes skin irritation.
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