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