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PARAXYLENE

DESCRIPTION
Paraxylene (1.4-dimethylbenzene) is a colorless, flammable liquid that has a sweet odor. It is separated from the mixed xylene
stream that results from the refining of petroleum.

TYPICAL PROPERTY VALUES Revision 20170618

PROPERTIES TYPICAL VALUES UNITS TEST METHODS

PROPERTIES
Molecular Weight 106,16 g/mol
Appearance and odor liquid, clear and sweet odor -
pH Not determined °C at 29°C
Vapor Pressure 6,4 mmHg @ 20 °C
Vapor pressure 1,23 (air = 1.2) kg/m3
Boiling point 139°C (282°F) °C/°F
Melting point 13°C (56°F) °C/°F
Solubility in water Negligible, below 0.1% -
Specific gravity 0,86 20°C/4°C
SPECIFICATIONS
Purity 99.7 Min Wt.% UOP 720
Non-aromatic 0.2 Max Wt.% UOP 720
Ethylbenzene 0.3 Max Wt.% UOP 720
Meta-xylene 0.3 Max Wt.% UOP 720
Ortho-xylene 0.3 Max Wt.% UOP 720
Benzene and toluene 0.1 Max ppm Wt. UOP 720
Distillation range 2.0°C max., including 138.4°C °C ASTM D-850
Relative density 0.865 – 0.867 15.56/15.56°C ASTM D-4052
Bromine index 10 mAX mg/100gm ASTM D-1492
Acid Wash Color 5 Max - ASTM D-848
Color 5 Max Hazen, Pt/Co Scale ASTM - D -1209
H2S + S02 Nil ppm Wt. ASTM D-853
Halogen 0.2 Max ppm Wt. UOP 395
Total Sulfur (as S) 0.5 Max ppm Wt. ASTM D-4045

APPLICATIONS
Mostly used in manufacturing of Terephthalic Acid (PTA) and dimethyle esters which are used in polyester manufacturing.

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KEYWORDS
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