Current Prices, Historical Series and Forecasts in Several Countries
Introduction. Intratec provides Orthoxylene prices in several countries, as follows:
About Orthoxylene. o-Xylene (a.k.a. Orthoxylene) is an important commercial isomer among the xylenes group (benzene derivatives). The most important application of orthoxylene is in the production of 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 (min. 95% purity); research (min. 99.9% purity)
Uses. O-xylene is mainly employed in Vitamin/pharmaceutical syntheses; dyes; insecticides; motor fuel; solvent for paints; and production of plasticizers.
- Mixed xylenes (fractionation).
Derivatives. O-xylene is used as raw material in the production of phthalaldehyde and phthalic anhydride.
Methodology. The chemicals pricing data presented are, if not otherwise indicated, volume-weighted average transaction prices including contract and spot transactions in the locations specified. The information provided is obtained from gathering and refining of trade data officially reported for the respective countries (i.e., governmental agencies, institutions related to foreign trade and industry publications). For further details check our Chemicals Pricing Data Methodology.
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