Current Prices, Historical Series and Forecasts in Several Countries
Chart Description. Intratec provides Orthoxylene prices in several countries, as follows:
Chart Instructions. Hover the mouse over the series to view the respective Orthoxylene prices plotted. You can filter a given Orthoxylene price series by clicking on the respective legend label, right above the chart.
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 grade (95% minimum purity); and research grade (99.9% minimum purity).
Uses. O-xylene is mainly employed in vitamin/pharmaceutical synthesis; dyes; insecticides; motor fuel; solvent for paints; and production of plasticizers.
- Mixed xylenes (fractionation).
Derivatives. phthalaldehyde and phthalic anhydride.
Methodology. The 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 Methodology.
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