Aromatics BTX (a.k.a. BTX) refers to mixtures of the aromatic hydrocarbons benzene, toluene, and xylene isomers in variable proportions. These chemicals can be obtained from several processes. However, most BTX production is based on the recovery of aromatics from the catalytic reforming of naphtha in petroleum refineries. BTX aromatics are very important petrochemical intermediates to produce a large number of petrochemicals, like ethylbenzene, cumene, cyclohexane, TDI, TPA, and phthalic anhydride, among others. It is a flammable and toxic product, so exposure should be avoided. The most relevant component of BTX mixture is benzene, followed by toluene, and xylene. Toluene is also valuable for use as a solvent and as a high-octane gasoline component.
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