Para-xylene is an organic compound of the family of aromatic hydrocarbons. Para-xylene is one of the xylene isomers with a benzene ring and two methyl groups attached to it. The most important application of para-xylene is in the production of isophthalic acid. Para-xylene affects the brain and can cause dizziness.
Para represents the position of the two methyl bundles along each other on the benzene ring. Other xylene isomers include o-xylene and m-xylene. Para-xylene is widely used in the production of terephthalic acid for polyester. The polymer derived from it is known as Parylene.
Synthetic raw material, terephthalic acid, pharmaceutical industry, insecticides, and solvents
Physical and chemical properties:
Molecular Formula: C8H10
Molar mass: 106.16 g / mol