Xylene

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Buy Xylene from Leading UK Suppliers

ReAgent is one of the leading UK chemical suppliers with high quality xylene for sale in our online shop. With over 40 years of industry experience, we have manufactured and supplied chemical products to businesses all over the world.

Buy xylene from our online shop where you can choose from a range of pack sizes, and benefit from discounts when you buy in bulk. We also ship orders within 24 hours, and our team will be on-hand to support your before, during and after your purchase. So, if you're looking to buy xylene, look no further.

We stock two grades of xylene: laboratory grade and general, or technical grade. If it is laboratory grade you wish to purchase click here to be redirected.

What is Xylene?

Also known as xylol and dimethylbenzene, xylene (C8H10)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 also 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:

  1. Ortho-xylene
  2. Para-xylene
  3. Meta-xylene
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.
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