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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Origin Materials developed a way to extract cellulose from wood waste to make para-xylene, a hydrocarbon usually derived from oil used to manufacture PET, one of the most common plastics today.
Idemitsu Kosan produces a variety of basic chemicals, including olefins such as ethylene and propylene, and aromatics like benzene, para-xylene and styrene monomer.
As for the Petrochemicals Complex, the minister said it will integrate with the Al-Zour Refinery to provide high-quality products, such as p-Xylene (para-xylene), polypropylene and gasoline, besides motor fuel for local use and exports.
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).
159 127 103 1.3 Civilian aircraft, engines, parts 144 164 123 1.2 Kraftliner (packaging) 118 134 142 1.0 Electronic integrated circuits 116 137 151 0.9 Para-xylene (feedstock) 110 159 164 0.9 Commodity 2012 2011 % Share % Share Petroleum 23.1 24.4 Light oils 9.5 0 Pigments 7.8 9.7 Cotton 6.0 5.0 Passenger vehicles 2.1 1.2 Motor vehicles 1.0 1.2 Chicken 1.8 1.9 Diammonium phosphate (fertilizer) 1.7 1.9 Artificial joints 0 0 Medical needles, catheters, etc.
This research article reports the experimental results of the density, viscosity, refractive index, and speed of sound analysis of binary mixtures of dimethylsulfoxide (DMSO) + 1-phenylethanone (acetophenone) and + 1,4-dimethylbenzene (para-xylene) over the whole composition range at 313.15, 318.15, 323.15, and 328.15 K and at atmospheric pressure.