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P-Xylene

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Product Description

PRODUCT

P-Xylene

CAS #

106-42-3

SYNONYM

Scintillar; 1,4-Xylene; 1,4-dimethyl-benzene ( p-xylene); p-Methyltoluene; 1,4-Xylene p-Xylene; 4-Xylene; p-Xylene; Benzene, 1,4-dimethyl-; 1,4-dimethyl-benzen; 'LGC' (2031); 1,4-Dimethylbenzene; para-Xylene; Chromar; Paraxylene PX; p-Xylol; 4-Methyltoluene; ai3-52255; p-dimethylbenzene; NSC 72419; UN 1307

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FORMULA

C8H10

HAZARD

3 Flammable Liquids

Typical Product Specifications

MOLECULAR WEIGHT

106.17

EINECS

203-396-5

INCHI

1S/C8H10/c1-7-3-5-8(2)6-4-7/h3-6H,1-2H3

INCHIKEY

URLKBWYHVLBVBO-UHFFFAOYSA-N

MELTING POINT

12-13 °C

VAPOR PRESSURE

9 mm Hg ( 20 °C)

STORAGE TEMPERATURE

0-6°C

VAPOR DENSITY

3.7

STABILITY

Stable. Incompatible with oxidizing agents. Hygroscopic. Flammable.

BRN NUMBER

1901563

FLASH POINT

77 °F

REFRACTIVE INDEX

1.495

DENSITY

0.861 g/mL at 20 °C

WATER SOLUBILITY

Miscible with alcohol, ether, acetone, benzene and chloroform. Immiscible with water.

BOILING POINT

138 °C

MERCK

14,10081

NOTES

P-Xylene uses and applications include: chemical intermediate for synthesis of terephthalic acid for polyester resins and fibers, in manufacturing of plastics, vitamins, pharmaceuticals, insecticides; solvent for adhesives and coatings; manufacturing of di-p-xylene and herbicides
Suggested storage of P-Xylene: Store in cool well-ventilated area out of direct sunlight, away from heatignition sources and corrosives

FUNCTIONS

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