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 (zī-lēn′, zī′lēn′) also xy·lol (zī′lôl′, -lōl′)
1. Any of three colorless flammable isomeric benzene derivatives, C8H10, obtained from wood and coal tar.
2. A mixture of xylene isomers used as a solvent in making lacquers and rubber cement and as an aviation fuel.


(Elements & Compounds) an aromatic hydrocarbon existing in three isomeric forms, all three being colourless flammable volatile liquids used as solvents and in the manufacture of synthetic resins, dyes, and insecticides; dimethylbenzene. Formula: C6H4(CH3)2. Also called: xylol


(ˈzaɪ lin)

any of three isomeric liquids, C8H10, of the benzene series, used in aviation gasoline and organic synthesis and in making dyes.
[1850–55; < Greek xýl(on) wood + -ene]
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Noun1.xylene - a colorless flammable volatile liquid hydrocarbon used as a solvent
dissolvent, dissolver, dissolving agent, resolvent, solvent - a liquid substance capable of dissolving other substances; "the solvent does not change its state in forming a solution"
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3, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The aromatics, mainly benzene, toluene and the xylene are produced as co-products in refinery catalytic reformers, olefins plants and by the coal tar process as well as toluene disproportionation and transalkylaton units.
The predominant application for toluene is the production of other chemicals: In 2013, about 56% of all the toluene consumed were converted into benzene and xylene.
Xylene chemicals are used to produce a plastic called PET (or polyethylene terephthalate), which is currently used in many products including soda bottles, food packaging, synthetic fibres for clothing and even automotive parts.
The solvent xylene is normally used in cytology and histology.
A total of 24 five-litre plastic containers of the chemical Xylene and 10 five-litre containers of pure alcohol were taken from the University Hospital of North Tees.
397) conducted a case--control study to assess the association between ambient air levels of benzene, toluene, ethylbenzene, and xylene and the prevalence of NTDs among offspring.
In histology, xylene is used for clearing the tissues following dehydration in preparation for paraffin blocking (Golalipour et al.
has patented a floor finish stripper or scrub and recoat composition that contains sparingly water-soluble floor finish solvent; water; nonethoxylated coupler consisting of toluene, xylene, or cumene sulfonic acid or mixtures thereof in an amount sufficient to provide a homogenous aqueous liquid phase and no or low foaming during shaking; and an acid:amine molar equivalent ratio of 0.
Residents of the pastoral Seavey Loop Road - known to most as the route to Mount Pisgah - were surprised to learn a neighboring business was pumping enough xylene in the air to qualify as a major pollution source.
Among specific topics are the optimal control of combined cooling and anti-solvent pharmaceutical crystallization, separating para-xylene from xylene mixtures with crystallization.
In this study, the concentration of four VOCs namely benzene, toluene, ethylbenzene, xylene (BTEX) and ozone in a large printing facility located in Bangkok, Thailand.
Some other hazardous ingredients in traditional floor waxes are nitrobenzene, perchloroethylene, phenol, toluene and xylene.