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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.
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(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
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(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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The Xylene based markers dry in 30 seconds or less in temperatures down to -40 deg F.
Material GC-HS analysis was carried out by using analytical grade (AR) solvent with purity of more than 99% such as methanol (99.5%), ethanol (97.5%), IPA (99.7%), n-propyl alcohol (99.7%), MEK (99.5%), EA (99%), n-butanol (99.5%), n-propyl acetate (98%), MIBK (98%), toluene (99.5%), xylene (97%) and HPLC water used as a diluents.
Fuel oil exports, in particular, soared by a record 80.7-percent last year, the DOE has emphasized, while overseas sale of petrochemical products such as propylene, mixed xylene and benzene had also been higher.
The main aromatic hydrocarbons present in gasoline are benzene, toluene, ethylbenzene, and xylene isomers, also known as BTEX8, benzene being the simplest and most common representative of these aromatics, both because of its composition and the fact that it is always present in mixtures.
The objective of Phase-III is for Nigeria to produce aromatics, such as xylene. (Aromatics can be used to produce a wide range of goods, including fibres and complex plastics).
For the epoxy system, a diglycidyl ether of bisphenol A (DGEBA)-type resin was mixed with a high imidazoline content polyamide, and xylene as a solvent.
Xylene exists as a clear liquid and can be found in three different isomeric forms: orthoxylene (o-xylene), metaxylene (m-xylene), and paraxylene (p-xylene).
The first JGSPC project worth P4.2 billion will be poured into a facility for the production of butadiene and raffinate, while the second one, worth P3 billion, will be allocated for the manufacture of benzene, toluene, mixed xylene, C8+/C9+ Cut and non-aromatics.
Petrochemical is mainly classified into two type such as olefin (including ethylene and propylene) and aromatics (including benzene, toluene and xylene isomers).