paraxylene definition

  • noun:
    • An aromatic hydrocarbon composed of a benzene with two methyl substituents
    • A hydrocarbon (C6H4(CH3)2) associated with aromatic show obtained as a colorless fluid by the distillation of camphor with zinc chloride. It's one of several three metamers of xylene. Cf. metamer, and xylene.
    • An oily hydrocarbon for the benzene series, C6H4(CH3)2; paradimethylbenzene. It's within tar-oil and Galician petroleum, and is also made synthetically. It boils at 138° C. It can be solidified in a freezing mixture, after which melts at 15° C.

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