Analysis and determination of xylenes in the laboratory

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Xylene, also called dimethylbenzene or xylol, is an aromatic hydrocarbon derived from benzene.

It is a colorless, volatile, flammable liquid that emits an unpleasant odor at room temperature.

Xylene is composed of three isomeric structures:

  • 1,2 – dimethylbenzene, also called orthodimethylbenzene (o-xylene) ;
  • 1,3 – dimethylbenzene, also known as metadimethylbenzene (m-xylene);
  • The 1,4 – dimethylbenzene or paradimethylbenzene (p-xylene).

The proportions of the different isomers – and of other constituents such as ethylbenzene – depend on the origin of the product, whether it is obtained by catalytic reforming or by cracking for example.

Xylene can be used in the following products

  • Varnish solvent
  • Paints
  • In printing
  • Rubber
  • manufacturing
  • Leather
  • Cleaning
  • Plant protection
  • products
  • Raw materials for the plastics industry
  • Additives for certain fuels

FILAB assists you in the analysis and determination of xylenes using internal methods

Equipped with recent and varied analytical equipment, the FILAB analysis laboratory offers you tailor-made support in the control and analysis of xylene.

Some examples of services provided by FILAB: 

  • Determination of residual xylene
  • Comparative analysis of xylene mixtures by GC-MS
  • Development and validation of customized methods for the determination of xylenes in a matrix
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