ReAgent Chemicals are leading Xylene suppliers in the UK. We have manufactured and supplied chemicals to businesses for over 30 years, so if you’re looking to buy Xylene, look no further.ReAgent stocks both Xylene (Laboratory use) and Xylene (General Use). If it is Laboratory Grade you wish to purchase click here to be redirected to our Laboratory Grade Xylene.
What is Xylene?
Xylene (or dimethylbenzene) is a major petrochemical that is produced by coal carbonisation and catalytic reforming. It is generally from distilled oil. This produces a mix of benzene, toluene and Xylene. It can be described as an aromatic hydrocarbon.Xylene is a greasy colourless liquid and every year several million tonnes are produced. It exists in three different Isomeric forms:
The chemical formula for Xylene is C8H10.Xylene is highly flammable and therefore should not be exposed to a naked flame. The product is toxic at high levels and is classed as an irritant. Care should be taken when handling this product.
What is Xylene Used For?
Xylene is useful in a number of applications. It has found uses in industry, medicine, laboratory functions such as:
Industrial and laboratory solvents such as in printing to thin inks or varnishes.
Cleaning agent such as in PC circuits and cleaning pipes in the petroleum industry.
Creating baths in laboratory situations with dry ice to cool reaction vessels.
In the textile and plastic industry, Xylene is a vital ingredient. In this form, para-xylene must be used.
Can be used as a precursor to other compounds.
ReAgent sells Xylene in containers of 25 Litres up to drums of 200 Litres. Precautions must be taken at all times when handling chemicals.