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108-38-3 - m-Xylene, 99% - 1,3-Dimethylbenzene - L03788 - Alfa Aesar

L03788 m-Xylene, 99%

CAS Number
108-38-3
Synonyms
1,3-Dimethylbenzene

Size Price ($) Quantity Availability
100ml 23.59
500ml 34.30
2500ml 107.12
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m-Xylene, 99%

MDL
MFCD00008536
EINECS
203-576-3

Chemical Properties

Formula
C8H10
Formula Weight
106.17
Melting point
-47°
Boiling Point
138-139°
Flash Point
25°(77°F)
Density
0.866
Refractive Index
1.4970
Solubility
Miscible with organic solvents. Immiscible with water.

Applications

m-Xylene is used in the production of isophthalic acid, which is a monomer and utilized in preparation of polyethylene terephthalate. It is used as an important starting material in the production of 2,4- and 2,6-xylidine. It is used as solvent in histology.

Notes

Incompatible with strong oxidizing agents.  

Literature References

Xu, J.; Griffin, R. J.; Liu, Y.; Nakao, S.; Cocker, D. R. Simulated impact of NOx on SOA formation from oxidation of toluene and m-xylene. Atmos. Environ. 2015, 101, 217-225.

Liu, P.; Abdelmalki, N.; Hung, H. M.; Wang, Y.; Brune, W.; Martin, S. Ultraviolet and visible complex refractive indices of secondary organic material produced by photooxidation of the aromatic compounds toluene and m-xylene. Atmos. Chem. Phys. 2015, 15 (3), 1435-1446.

GHS Hazard and Precautionary Statements

Hazard Statements: H226-H312-H332-H315

Flammable liquid and vapour. Harmful in contact with skin. Harmful if inhaled. Causes skin irritation.

Precautionary Statements: P210-P261-P280-P240-P241-P303+P361+P353-P304+P340-P362-P312-P501a

Keep away from heat/sparks/open flames/hot surfaces. - No smoking. Avoid breathing dust/fume/gas/mist/vapours/spray. Wear protective gloves/protective clothing/eye protection/face protection. Ground/bond container and receiving equipment. Use explosion-proof electrical/ventilating/lighting/ equipment. IF ON SKIN (or hair): Remove/Take off immediately all contaminated clothing. Rinse skin with water/shower. IF INHALED: Remove to fresh air and keep at rest in a position comfortable for breathing. Take off contaminated clothing and wash before reuse. Call a POISON CENTER or doctor/physician if you feel unwell. Dispose of contents/container in accordance with local/regional/national/international regulations.

Other References

Merck
14,10081
Beilstein
605441
Hazard Class
3
Packing Group
II
Harmonized Tariff Code
2902.42
TSCA
Yes
RTECS
ZE2275000

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