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p-xylene

Product name p-xylene
Synonyms 1,4-xylene
GOST no data
CAS 106-42-3

p-Xylene is a colorless, sweet-smelling liquid that is very flammable. Fully miscible in ethanol, ether, acetone, chloroform, benzene. 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, p-xylene forms terephthalic acid.

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

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