Chart Description. This chart presents Orthoxylene prices in several countries, as follows:
Volume-weighted average transaction prices presented, reflect the average values practiced, including contract and spot transactions in the locations specified.
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About Orthoxylene. o-Xylene (a.k.a. Orthoxylene) is an important commercial isomer among the xylenes group (Benzenes homologue with formula C8H10). The most important application of orthoxylene is to produce phthalic anhydride, widely used to produce esters, which are plasticizers for synthetic polymers.
Chemical Formula. C8H10
Commercial Grades. 99%, free of hydrogen sulfide and sulfur dioxide, technical 95%, research 99.9%.
Uses. Vitamin and pharmaceutical syntheses; dyes; insecticides; motor fuel; solvent for paints; production of plasticizers.
- Mixed xylenes (fractionation)
Derivatives. Phthalaldehyde; phthalic anhydride.
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