Mesitylene is used to make plastics and dyes. It acts as a solvent, ligand in organometallic chemistry and precursor to 2,4,6-trimethylaniline. It is also used as a developer for photopatternable silicones due to its solvent properties in the electronics industry. It is used as an internal standard in nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) samples due to the presence of three equivalent protons in it. It is involved in the production of trimesic acid and antioxygen, epoxy firming agent and polyester resin stabilizers. Further, it is used as an additive and component in aviation gasoline blends.
Partly miscible with water.
Incompatible with strong oxidizing agents.
|163°C to 165°C|
Safety and Handling
GHS H Statement
Flammable liquid and vapor.
May cause respiratory irritation.
GHS P Statement
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 locked up.
Dispose of contents/container in accordance with local/regional/national/international regulations.
DOTInformation : Transport Hazard Class: 3; Packing Group: III; Proper Shipping Name: 1,3,5-TRIMETHYLBENZENE
RTECSNumber : OX6825000
TSCA : TSCA