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Alfa Aesar™ m-Xylene, 99%

Chemical Identifiers

Chemical Name or Material m-Xylene
CAS 108-38-3
Molecular Formula C8H10
Formula Weight 106.17g/mol
MDL Number MFCD00008536
UN Number UN1307
Beilstein 605441
Merck Index 14,10081
Synonym 1,3-Dimethylbenzene
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AAL037880F

 
alfa aesar™
L03788-0F
2500mL CALL N/A N/A
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AAL03788AE

 
alfa aesar™
L03788-AE
100mL CALL N/A N/A
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AAL03788AP

 
alfa aesar™
L03788-AP
500mL CALL N/A N/A
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Description & Specifications

Specifications

Odor Mild
Flash Point 25°C (77°F)
Boiling Point 138° to 139°C
Melting Point −47°C
Quantity 2500mL
Chemical Name or Material m-Xylene
CAS 108-38-3
Assay 99%
Molecular Formula C8H10
Formula Weight 106.17g/mol
MDL Number MFCD00008536
UN Number UN1307
Beilstein 605441
Merck Index 14,10081
Synonym 1,3-Dimethylbenzene
Health Hazard 1 Warning
Health Hazard 2 GHS H Statement
H226-H312-H332-H315
Flammable liquid and vapor.
Harmful in contact with skin.
Harmful if inhaled.
Causes skin irritation.
Health Hazard 3 GHS P Statement
P210-P261-P280-P303+P361+P353-P403+P235-P501a
Keep away from heat/sparks/open flames/hot surfaces. - No smoking.
Avoid breathing dust/fume/gas/mist/vapors/spray.
Wear protective gloves/protective clothing/eye protection/face protection.
IF ON SKIN (or hair): Remove/Take off immediately all contaminated clothing. Rinse skin with water/shower.
Store in a well-ventilated place. Keep cool.
Dispose of contents/container in accordance with local/regional/national/international regulations.
DOT Information Transport Hazard Class: 3; Packing Group: II; Proper Shipping Name: XYLENES
RTECS Number ZE2275000
TSCA TSCA

Applications
m-Xylene is used in the production of isophthalic acid, which is a monomer and utilized in preparation of polyethylene terephthalate. It is used as an important starting material in the production of 2,4- and 2,6-xylidine. It is used as solvent in histology.

Solubility
Miscible with organic solvents. Immiscible with water.

Notes
Incompatible with strong oxidizing agents.  

Safety and Handling

Warning

GHS P Statement
P210-P261-P280-P303+P361+P353-P403+P235-P501a
Keep away from heat/sparks/open flames/hot surfaces. - No smoking.
Avoid breathing dust/fume/gas/mist/vapors/spray.
Wear protective gloves/protective clothing/eye protection/face protection.
IF ON SKIN (or hair): Remove/Take off immediately all contaminated clothing. Rinse skin with water/shower.
Store in a well-ventilated place. Keep cool.
Dispose of contents/container in accordance with local/regional/national/international regulations.

GHS H Statement
H226-H312-H332-H315
Flammable liquid and vapor.
Harmful in contact with skin.
Harmful if inhaled.
Causes skin irritation.