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1,2,4,5-Tetramethylbenzene is the precursor to pyromellitic dianhydride, which is used for manufacturing curing agents, adhesives, coating materials. It is used in the manufacture of some raw materials for engineering plastics (polyimides) and cross-linking agent for alkyd resins.
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Sadamu Takeda.; Hideaki Chihara. Methyl rotation in 1,2,4,5-tetramethylbenzene and tetramethylpyrazine in the solid state. Tunneling spectra by proton NMR. Journal of Magnetic Resonance (1969). 1983, 54 (2), 285-299.
Hazard Statements: H228
Precautionary Statements: P210-P280a-P240-P241-P370+P378a
Keep away from heat/sparks/open flames/hot surfaces. - No smoking. Wear protective gloves and eye/face protection. Ground/bond container and receiving equipment. Use explosion-proof electrical/ventilating/lighting/ equipment. In case of fire: Use for extinction: CO2, powder or water spray.