para-xylene

para-xylene

[¦par·ə ′zī‚lēn]
(organic chemistry)
1,4-C6H4(CH3)2 A toxic, combustible liquid; insoluble in water, soluble in alcohol and ether; boils at 139°C; used as a chemical intermediate, and to synthesize terephthalic acid, vitamins, and pharmaceuticals, and in insecticides.
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48 billion aromatics plant was added to produce just over a million tons a year of benzene and para-xylene.
Over seven years ago, Para-Xylene was first declared 'On-Spec' and diverted to day tank, which was another major milestone that was achieved.
Over 7 years ago, Para-Xylene was first declared 'On-Spec' and diverted to day tank, which was another major milestone that was achieved.
Its aromatics product can also be used for renewable chemicals, most notably para-xylene, a key component in polyester.
Using a molecular-level filter, the new process employs a form of reverse osmosis to separate para-xylene, a chemical building block for polyester and plastics, from complex hydrocarbon mixtures.
TEHRAN (FNA)- Managing director of National Petrochemical Company (NPC) hailed firefighting teams who curbed a raging blaze that hit the para-xylene unit of Bou Ali Petrochemical Plant in southwestern Iran.
Para-xylene or p-xylene (PX) is used to make polyethylene terephthalate (PET).
Sohar: Oman Refineries and Petrochemical Industries Company (Orpic) has announced a new record production of para-xylene and benzene by the company's aromatic plant in Sohar.
Sohar, June 23 (ONA) Oman Refineries and Petrochemical Industries Company (Orpic) announced a new record level of para-xylene and benzene production by the company's Aromatic Plant in Sohar.
P/ZSM-5-surf-170 shows high selectivity toward para-xylene after 8 h time-on stream (over 91% after 8 h), and also there is no significant decrease in paraxylene selectivity.
As a result, S-Oil completed a para-xylene plant with the largest production capacity among single plants in the world in April, expanding its export capacity as well as future growth engines.
Tokyo, Nov 24, 2011 - (JCN) - Toray has succeeded in producing laboratory-scale samples of the world's first fully renewable biobased PET fiber by using fully renewable biobased PET derived from biobased para-xylene from Gevo, Inc.