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ortho-xylene

[awr-thoh-zahy-leen] /ˌɔr θoʊˈzaɪ lin/
noun
1.
Chemistry. a clear, colorless, poisonous, flammable liquid, C 8 H 10 , the ortho isomer of xylene: used chiefly in the synthesis of phthalic anhydride.
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Examples for ortho-xylene
  • The conversion of a herbicide storage tank to store and supply ortho-xylene.
  • Distillation light ends from the production of phthalic anhydride from ortho-xylene.

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