Applications o-Xylene is widely used in the production of phthalic anhydride. It is also used in fuels as well as fuel additives. It can be used in the production of isophthalic acid and terephthalic acid. It is utilized in polyvinyl chloride production, alkyl resin and unsaturated polyester resins. It is also used as a solvent in paint, varnish, glue, printing ink, dyes and in rubber.
Solubility Miscible with ethanol, diethylether. Immiscible with water.
Notes Incompatible with oxidizing agents and strong acids