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1330-20-7 - Xylenes, mixed, 97+% - Dimethylbenzenes + ethylbenzene - L13317 - Alfa Aesar

L13317 Xylenes, mixed, 97+%

CAS Number
1330-20-7
Synonyms
Dimethylbenzenes + ethylbenzene

Size Price ($) Quantity Availability
500ml 21.50
1000ml 28.80
2500ml 43.20
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Xylenes, mixed, 97+%

MDL
MFCD00077264
EINECS
215-535-7

Chemical Properties

Formula
C8H10
Formula Weight
106.17
Melting point
<-25°
Boiling Point
137-144°
Flash Point
29°(84°F)
Density
0.860
Refractive Index
1.4970
Solubility
Miscible with aromatic hydrocarbons. Immiscible with water.

Applications

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 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. It acts as a cleaning agent for steel, silicon wafers and integrated circuits.

Notes

Contains a mixture of the ortho, meta, and para isomers of xylene. May also contain ethylbenzene. Incompatible with strong oxidizing agents.

Literature References

Ferrari-Lima, A. M.; De Souza, R. P.; Mendes, S. S.; Marques, R. G.; Gimenes, M. L.; Machado, N. R. C. F. Photodegradation of benzene, toluene and xylenes under visible light applying N-doped mixed TiO2 and ZnO catalysts. Catal. Today 2015, 241, 40-46.

Nassimbeni, L. R.; Bathori, N. B.; Patel, L. D.; Su, H.; Weber, E. Separation of xylenes by enclathration. Chem. Commun. 2015, 51 (17), 3627-3629.

GHS Hazard and Precautionary Statements

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.

Other References

Merck
14,10081
Beilstein
1901563
Hazard Class
3
Packing Group
II
Harmonized Tariff Code
2902.44
TSCA
Yes
RTECS
ZE2100000

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