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o-xylene

Product name o-xylene
Synonyms 1,2-xylene
GOST no data
CAS 95-47-6

o-Xylene is a colorless, sweet-smelling liquid that is very flammable. It occurs naturally in petroleum and coal tar and is formed during forest fires.

Chemical industries produce xylene from petroleum. Xylene is used as a solvent and in the printing, rubber, and leather industries. By oxidizing both methyl groups towards the acid, o-xylene forms phthalic acid.

Manufacturer(s) JSC Naftan
PO Kirishinefteorgsintez
JSC Sibneft-ONPZ
Chemical structure of o-xylene

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