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xy·lene

 (zī-lēn′, zī′lēn′) also xy·lol (zī′lôl′, -lōl′)
n.
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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xylene

(ˈzaɪliːn)
n
(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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xy•lene

(ˈzaɪ lin)

n.
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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Konstanz, Germany, October 15, 2014 --(PR.com)-- Xylenes are aromatic, colorless liquids needed, e.g., for PET plastics, PVC plasticizers, fuels and solvents.
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CRYSTEX QC represents a step forward in technology for automating amorphous phase determination (also known as xylenes solubles) in QC laboratories of polypropylene (PP) plants.
From these figures, toluene, xylenes, acetaldehyde, and methyl ethyl ketone were found in higher concentrations, and butyraldehyde, i-valeraldehyde, and n-valeraldehyde were found at lower concentrations at most sites.
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