Definitions

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  • n. An aromatic hydrocarbon based on benzene with two methyl substituents bonded to adjacent carbon atoms in the aromatic ring (the ortho configuration).

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. That variety of xylene (C6H4(CH3)2) in which the two methyl groups are in the ortho position; a colorless, liquid, combustible hydrocarbon resembling benzene.

Etymologies

ortho- +‎ xylene (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • If you photooxidize orthoxylene, with it's two adjacent methyl groups, when the ring opens, a certain percentage of time you get biacetyl.

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  • At present, CheMatch offers members -- i.e., registered buyers and sellers -- the ability to trade benzene, mixed xylenes, para xylene, orthoxylene, toluene, methanol, mtbe, and styrene monomer.

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