Orto xylene or dimethyl benzene is a greasy mixture with the chemical formula C8H10 and is actually a colorless, toxic, sweet-smelling, flammable liquid (its vapor causes a fire), which is commonly used as a solvent in chemical reactions Get.
What is Orto Xylene?
It is a mixture of aromatic hydrocarbons of structural xylene isomers consisting of a benzene ring with two modified methyl groups, which includes three isomers of urticaria-xylene, meta-xylene and para-xylene. Orto Xylene is produced in a variety of ways, but is usually produced by charging coal when making coke fuel.
Benefits and Features of Orto Xylene?
Laboratory xylene has a high octane number as well as low vapor pressure and contains about 40 to 50% meta-xylene and more than 20% orto-xylene, para-xylene and ethyl benzene, which is a great combination to add to gasoline. It is worth noting that the physical and chemical properties of different isomers of this substance, including their polarity and acidity, are different.
Application of Orto xylene?
Due to its functional properties and properties in this field, in various industries and in the production of various products, for example in the production of various isomers of xylene, ie parazylene, orthozylene and metazylene, in the industry of adhesive production to reduce viscosity, in the industry of coating production. Waterproof and transmission line pipes, as solvent in the printing, rubber, paint and leather industries, are used in washing transport equipment for cleaning railway rails, multi-faceted containers of aircraft tanks and old paint containers, etc. Be.
When using this substance, it is recommended to use gloves, masks, goggles and safety clothing because inhaling it is harmful to the mucous membranes and respiratory tract, and prolonged contact with this liquid causes severe swelling of the skin and eye discomfort.