Definition of xylene in English:
noun[mass noun] Chemistry
A volatile liquid hydrocarbon obtained by distilling wood, coal tar, or petroleum, used in fuels and solvents and in chemical synthesis.
- Petroleum fuels contain several toxic compounds, including benzene, toluene and xylene - all considered carcinogens.
- Fuels such as petroleum are mixtures of various hydrocarbons, and may contain benzene, toluene, xylene, and styrene, and other components.
- If you do insist on using solvents, avoid low-flash point solvents like gasoline, xylene, lacquer thinner, etc. which are dangerously flammable.
Definition of xylene in:
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