ortho-xylene

ortho-xylene

[¦ȯr·thō ′zī‚lēn]
(organic chemistry)
1,2-C6H4(CH3)2 A flammable, moderately toxic liquid; insoluble in water, soluble in alcohol and ether; boils at 144°C; used to make phthalic anhydride, vitamins, pharmaceuticals, and dyes, and in insecticides and motor fuels.
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Risks for PNET increased in relation to IQR increases during pregnancy and first year of life for substances loading on factor 1, particularly to aromatic solvents [benzene, toluene, ethyl-benzene, and ortho-xylene (collectively referred to as BTEX), and 1,3-butadiene] and the chlorinated solvents perchloroethylene and trichloroethylene, as well as to acetaldehyde and selenium.
It is one of the largest suppliers of pure benzene, para-xylene, ortho-xylene, PTA, polyethylene, polypropylene, ethylene glycol, butadiene and ethylene oxide in China.
In order to encourage new investment and capacity addition in the chemicals and petrochemicals sector, he proposed to reduce the BCD on reformate, ethane, propane, ethylene, propylene, butadiene and ortho-xylene, methyl alcohol and denatured ethyl alcohol, and crude naphthalene.
The upgrade in the ratings takes into account the improvement in the financial performance during financial 2010 aided by a sustained recovery in the spread between Phthalic Anhydride (PAN) and Ortho-Xylene (OX) from the fourth quarter of financial 2009 onwards.
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It will also produce 200,000 MTA of ortho-xylene and 450,000 MTA of benzene, both of which are raw materials that JAC provides to downstream manufacturers of textiles and electronic appliances.