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A highly volatile and colorless liquid, Mixed Xylene has a transparent structure of two methyls (CH3) attached to a benzene ring (C6H6). Depending on the position of the methyl component, Xylene has three isomers; ortho, meta and paraxylene. The industry term for the three as well as ethylbenzene is Mixed Xylene.

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Description

A highly volatile and colorless liquid, Mixed Xylene has a transparent structure of two methyls (CH3) attached to a benzene ring (C6H6). Depending on the position of the methyl component, Xylene has three isomers; ortho, meta and paraxylene. The industry term for the three as well as ethylbenzene is Mixed Xylene.

Applications
  • solvent for paint and coatings
  • pesticide

As a raw material for manufacture of:

  • Phthalic Anhydride
  • Metaxylene (isophthalic acid),
  • Paraxylene (terephthalic acid)
  • Ethylbenzene (styrene monomer).
Technical characteristics

Property

Typical Value

Appearance

Transparent liquid without mechanical impurities and water

Density at 20 deg C, kg/m3, min

860

Distillation:

Initial boiling point, deg C, min

90% distilled at deg C, max

Final boiling point, deg C, max


120

160

-

Aromatic hydrocarbons, %

Toluene, max

Aromatic hydrocarbons C8, min

Aromatic hydrocarbons C9-C10, max


30

60

10

Reaction of aqueous extract

Neutral

Evaporativity

Passes the test

Hydrogen sulfide and mercaptanes content

None

Aromatic hydrocarbons content, %

-

 

Shelf life:

Stored in its original packaging and kept under proper conditions the storage stability of the products is 18 months.

The certificate of analysis (COA) per each shipped lot number is issued in compliance with Russian standard STO 00149765-005-2013.