o-Xylene is widely used in the production of phthalic anhydride. It is also used in fuels as well as fuel additives. It can be used in the production of isophthalic acid and terephthalic acid. It is utilized in polyvinyl chloride production, alkyl resin and unsaturated polyester resins. It is also used as a solvent in paint, varnish, glue, printing ink, dyes and in rubber.
Miscible with ethanol, diethylether. Immiscible with water.
Incompatible with oxidizing agents and strong acids
|143°C to 145°C|
Safety and Handling
GHS H Statement
Flammable liquid and vapor.
Harmful in contact with skin.
Harmful if inhaled.
Causes skin 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 in a well-ventilated place.
Dispose of contents/container in accordance with local/regional/national/international regulations.
DOTInformation : Transport Hazard Class: 3; Packing Group: III; Proper Shipping Name: XYLENES
RTECSNumber : ZE2450000
TSCA : TSCA