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A volatile liquid obtained from coal tar, having physical and chemical properties similar to those of benzene; it occurs as three isomers; m-, o-, and p-xylol; used as a solvent, in the manufacture of chemicals and synthetic fibers, and in histology as a clearing agent.
Synonym(s): dimethylbenzene, xylene
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Half an hour after administration of extract and standard drug, acute inflammation induced by applying 30 uL of xylene to right ear (Atta and Alkofahi, 1998).
Abbreviations: Iso propyl alcohol (IPA), methyl ethyl ketone (MEK), methyl isobutyl ketone (MIBK), n-propyl alcohol (n-PA), ethyl acetate (EA), n-butanol, n-propyl acetate (n-PAc), ortho-xylene (xylene).
The study included 50 workers exposed to a mixture of organic solvents (xylene, toluene, and methyl-ethyl-ketone) and 50 unexposed workers, matched by age, sex, and education.
The tensile dynamic mechanical properties of the ambientand heat-cured polyamide/epoxy coatings (both with and without xylene) were measured as a function of temperature over the -50 to 120[degrees]C range using a 5[degrees]C/min ramp.
During the time period of 8 weeks, 5 days a week with 3-5 min the inhalation of 300 ppm xylene (Li et al, 1986) was made.
Toxicological analysis of the patient's blood samples indicated the presence of toluene and mixture of xylene isomers.
Gases detected include benzene, ethanol, ethylbenzene, heptane, hexane, isoprene, methanol, MEK, MIBK, octane, pentane, 1-pentene, toluene, xylene, butane, ethane, methane, propane, ethylene and propylene, www.flir.com/gas.
Valspar Sourcing has been granted a patent for a coating composition comprised of a polymer comprised of an organic backbone and at least one acetoacyl-functional group; at least one carbonyl-functional solvent compound having a sufficient concentration in the coating composition to provide a pot life that is greater than a pot life attainable with an equal concentration of xylene, wherein a concentration of solvent-based carbonyl groups from the at least one carbonyl-functional solvent compound constitutes greater than approximately 15 percent by weight of the coating composition, based on an entire weight of the coating composition; and a crosslinking agent.
The next heavier aromatic, xylene or C8, comes in three differently shaped isomers and so does the next heavier one, mesitylene or C9.
Glycolysis of PET wastes with ethylene glycol (EG) in xylene at high pressure was investigated (13).