Product Description

Para-xylene is a versatile chemical feedstock used in the large-scale synthesis of countless polymers including PTA and PET for applications such as textiles, plastic packaging, clothing, automotive components, and more. Made from CMF produced by Origin’s patented technology platform, Origin's sustainable para-xylene enables opportunities to make carbon-negative products, since it is derived from sustainable wood residues rather than fossil resources.

Product Benefits

  • Cost-competitive with fossil-based para-xylene

  • Sustainable, drop-in ready material and physically and chemically identical to fossil-based para-xylene

  • Precursor to PET plastic, which is recyclable within the existing infrastructure and supports a circular economy vision

  • Expected to provide stable pricing largely de-coupled from the petroleum supply chain, which is exposed to more volatility than supply chains based on sustainable wood residues

  • Up to 100% bio-content


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Product Information

  • Chemical Formula: C8H10

  • IUPAC Name: 1,4-xylene

  • CAS Number: 106-42-3

  • EINECS (European Inventory of Existing Commercial Chemical Substances): 203-396-5

  • EPA Substance Registry System: DTXSID2021868, DTXSID5028792, DTXSID3094200


  • Molecular Weight: 106 g/mol

  • Melting Point: 12-13 °C (54-55 °F) (Literature)

  • Relative Density: 0.861 g/cm3 at 20 °C (68 °F)

  • Vapor Pressure: 21.3 hPa (16.0 mmHg) at 37.7°C (99.9 °F), 12.0 hPa (9.0 mmHg) at 20.0 °C (68.0 °F)

  • Color: Clear

  • Water Solubility: 0.2 g/l

  • SMILES String (Simplified Molecular-Input Line-Entry System: Molecular Structure): CC1=CC=C(C=C1)C

  • InChI: 1S/C8H10/c1-7-3-5-8(2)6-4-7/h3-6H,1-2H3

Alternative Product Names

1,4-Dimethylbenzene, Para-Xylene, 1,4-Xylene, p-Methyltoluene, p-Dimethylbenzene, p-Xylol, 4-Xylene, p-Xylene, ReagentPlus(R), 99%, NSC72419, p-Xylene 10 microg/mL in Methanol, Tox21_201113, ANW-15345, BDBM50008567, c0083, NSC-72419, STL264212, Benzene, 1,4-dimethyl-, homopolymer, AKOS000121124, AS00254, MCULE-3769448716, p-Xylene 5000 microg/mL in Methanol, p-Xylene, purum, >=98.0% (GC), Benzene-1,2,4,5-d4,3,6-dimethyl-, NCGC00091661-01, NCGC00091661-02, NCGC00258665-01, CAS-106-42-3, p-Xylene, SAJ first grade, >=99.0%, p-Xylene [UN1307] [Flammable liquid], p-Xylene, SAJ special grade, >=99.0%, FT-0689271, S0649, p-Xylene, puriss. p.a., >=99.0% (GC), A18069, C06756, 28306-EP2270003A1, 28306-EP2277867A2, 28306-EP2280003A2, 28306-EP2289896A1, 28306-EP2301918A1, 28306-EP2305825A1, 28306-EP2309584A1, 28306-EP2314577A1, 28306-EP2380568A1, P-XYLENE-|A,|A,|A,|A',|A',|A'-D6, J-001588, J-524068, Q3314420, p-Xylene, 99%, for spectroscopy, scintillation grade, F0001-0120, UNII-D856J1047R component URLKBWYHVLBVBO-UHFFFAOYSA-N, p-Xylene, Pharmaceutical Secondary Standard; Certified Reference Material, 25951-90-0, UNII-6WAC1O477V, NSC 72419, Aromatic hydrocarbons, C8, o-xylene-lean, MFCD00008556, CHEMBL31561, 6WAC1O477V, CHEBI:27417, 1,4-Dimethylcyclohexane, mixture of cis and trans, 68650-36-2, p-Xylene, 99%, pure, Xylene, p-, p-Xylene, 99%, for HPLC, p-Xylene, 99+%, extra pure, Benzene, p-dimethyl-, Chromar, 4-Methyltoluene, Scintillar, 1,4-Dimethylbenzol, paraxylene, Solvent xylene, p-Xylenes, Xylene, p-isomer, PXY, CCRIS 910, HSDB 136, Benzene, 1,4-dimethyl-, oxidized, EINECS 203-396-5, AI3-52255, PARA XYLENE, 1,4-dimethyl benzene, 1,4-dimethyl-benzene, ACMC-1BROJ, DSSTox_CID_1868, bmse000834, EC 203-396-5, DSSTox_RID_76374, DSSTox_GSID_21868, 68411-39-2, p-Xylene, analytical standard, BENZENE,1,4-DIMETHYL, WLN: 1R D1, p-Xylene, anhydrous, >=99%, DTXSID2021868,p-Xylene, for synthesis, 99%, [C]C1=CC=C(C)C=C1, 187l, p-Xylene, for HPLC, >=99%, LABOTEST-BB LTBB002309, ZINC968254, 106-42-3, Benzene 1,4-dimethyl-, pX

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