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MUSK XYLEND

Description:

Product Name
Xylene musk
CAS
81-15-2
EINECS
201-329-4
FEMA
NA
Appearance
Light yellow powder or needle crystal
Odor
Fatty dry sweet musk
Flash point
>93.3°C
Melting Point/Range
112.5°C

Xylene musk is produced from meta-xylene (1,3-dimethylbenzene), by a Friedel–Crafts alkylation with tert-butyl chloride and aluminium chloride followed by nitration with fuming nitric acid or with a 70:30 mixture of nitric acid and sulfuric acid. The crude product is recrystallized from 95% ethnic