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Xylene is used as a solvent in pharmaceutical, printing, rubber, and leather industries. It is an important component of ink, rubber and adhesives as well as in thinning paints and varnishes. It is used in the laboratory to make baths with dry ice to cool reaction vessels, and as a solvent to remove synthetic immersion oil from the microscope objective in light microscopy. It finds application as a short-term hydrophobic clearing agent of tissue samples by histologists. It is a precursor for the preparation of xylene dichlorides, xylyl bromide, terephthalic acid and dimethyl terephthalate.
Lim, D.; Jang, J.; Kim, T.; Shim, S. E.; Baeck, S. H. Selective hydrodealkylation of C 9+ aromatics to benzene, toluene, and xylenes (BTX) over a Pt/H-ZSM-5 catalyst. J. Mol. Catal. A: Chem. 2015, 407, 147-151.
Al-Khattaf, S. S.; Ali, S. A.; Osman, M. S.; Aitani, A. M. Influence of toluene-tetramethylbenzene transalkylation on heavy aromatics conversion to xylenes. J. Ind. Eng. Chem. 2015, 21, 1077-1088.
Hazard Statements: H226-H303-H312-H332-H315
Flammable liquid and vapour. May be harmful if swallowed. Harmful in contact with skin. Harmful if inhaled. Causes skin irritation.
Precautionary Statements: P210-P262-P302+P352a
Keep away from heat/sparks/open flames/hot surfaces. - No smoking. Do not get in eyes, on skin, or on clothing. IF ON SKIN: Wash with plenty of water.