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o-Xylene

analytical standard

Synonym(s):
1,2-Dimethylbenzene
Linear Formula:
C6H4(CH3)2
CAS Number:
Molecular Weight:
106.17
Beilstein:
1815558
EC Number:
MDL number:
PubChem Substance ID:
NACRES:
NA.24

Quality Level

grade

analytical standard

vapor density

3.7 (vs air)

vapor pressure

<0.1 atm ( 21.1 °C)
16 mmHg ( 37.7 °C)
7 mmHg ( 20 °C)

assay

≥99.0% (GC)

autoignition temp.

867 °F

shelf life

limited shelf life, expiry date on the label

expl. lim.

7 %

technique(s)

HPLC: suitable
gas chromatography (GC): suitable

refractive index

n20/D 1.505 (lit.)
n20/D 1.505

bp

143-145 °C (lit.)

mp

-26--23 °C (lit.)

density

0.879 g/mL at 20 °C (lit.)

application(s)

environmental

format

neat

SMILES string

Cc1ccccc1C

InChI

1S/C8H10/c1-7-5-3-4-6-8(7)2/h3-6H,1-2H3

InChI key

CTQNGGLPUBDAKN-UHFFFAOYSA-N

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General description

o-Xylene is an environmental pollutant belonging to the class of volatile organic compounds. It is emitted from a variety of sources including adhesives, degreasing agents, combustion products of wood and fuels, industrial paints, aerosols, etc.

Application

o-Xylene may be used as an analytical reference standard for the quantification of the analyte in occupational environmental samples and aqueous samples using gas chromatography technique with different modes of detection.
o-Xylene may be used as a model contaminant for investigating the safe use of products based on recycled fibers in contact with foodstuffs via measuring its uptake by the fiber material and evaluating its migration behavior onto tenax.
Refer to the product′s Certificate of Analysis for more information on a suitable instrument technique. Contact Technical Service for further support.

Signal Word

Danger

Hazard Classifications

Acute Tox. 4 Dermal - Acute Tox. 4 Inhalation - Aquatic Chronic 3 - Asp. Tox. 1 - Flam. Liq. 3 - Skin Irrit. 2 - STOT SE 3

Target Organs

Respiratory system

Storage Class Code

3 - Flammable liquids

WGK

WGK 2

Flash Point(F)

89.6 °F - closed cup

Flash Point(C)

32.0 °C - closed cup

Personal Protective Equipment

dust mask type N95 (US), Eyeshields, Gloves

Certificate of Analysis

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Certificate of Origin

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Migration studies from recycled paper packaging materials: development of an analytical method for rapid testing
Triantafyllou.IV, et al.
Analytica Chimica Acta, 467, 253?260-253?260 (2002)
Static headspace, solid-phase microextraction and headspace solid-phase microextraction for BTEX determination in aqueous samples by gas chromatography
Menendez FCJ, et al.
Analytica Chimica Acta, 415(1-2), 9-20 (2000)
Fingerprint identification of volatile organic compounds in gasoline contaminated groundwater using gas chromatography differential ion mobility spectrometry
Liang F, et al.
International Journal for Ion Mobility Spectrometry, 15(3), 169-177 (2012)
Comparative evaluation of liquid chromatography versus gas chromatography using a ?-cyclodextrin stationary phase for the determination of BTEX in occupational environments
Campos-Candel A, et al.
Talanta, 78(4-5), 1286-1292 (2009)
Separation and determination of benzene, toluene, ethylbenzene and o-xylene compounds in water using directly suspended droplet microextraction coupled with gas chromatography-flame ionization detector.
Sarafraz-Yazdi, et al.
Talanta, 78(3), 936-941 (2009)

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