meta-xylene is an aromatic hydrocarbon that has a benzene ring and two methyl groups attached to it. The most important application of meta-xylene is in the production of isophthalic acid. meta-xylene has neuropathic effects.  


The raw material is synthetic paints, pharmaceuticals, insecticides, and solvents. The most commonly used meta-xylene is in the production of isophthalic acid, which is used in the production of PET copolymer. 

Physical and chemical properties: 

Molecular formula: C8H10 

Molar mass: 106.16 g / mol 

Appearance: Colorless liquid 

Density: 0.86 g / mL 

Melting point: -48 C, 225 K, -54 F 

Boiling point: 139 C, 412 K, 282 F 

Solubility in water: insoluble 

Solubility in ethanol: very soluble 

Solubility in diethyl ether: very soluble 

Refractive index (nD) 1.49722 

Viscosity: 0.8059 cP at 0 C 0.6200 cP at 20 ° C