1,4-Dimethylbenzene Production Cost Analysis 2020

1,4-Dimethylbenzene, also known as p-xylene or para-xylene, is classed as an aromatic hydrocarbon. 1,4-Dimethylbenzene is one of the three isomers of dimethyl benzene, which are better known as xylenes. The p- or para- indicates that the two methyl groups in p-xylene or 1,4-dimethylbenzene occupy diametrically opposite substituent positions, i.e., 1 and 4. It is in the positions of its two methyl groups that it differs from the other isomers, o-xylene and m-xylene. All the xylene isomers are colourless and highly flammable. The melting point of 1,4-dimethylbenzene is the highest among this series of isomers,

The manufacturing of 1,4-dimethylbenzene is significant commercially. It is manufactured by the catalytic reforming of petroleum naphtha as part of the BTX aromatics derived from the catalytic reformate. 1,4-Dimethylbenzene is a crucial chemical feedstock. Among other commercial applications, it is a raw material in the large-scale synthesis of various polymers. It is a component in the manufacturing of terephthalic acid for polyesters such as polyethylene terephthalate or PET. It is found in a number of food items such as yellow bell pepper, green bell pepper, black walnut, and parsley, which makes 1,4-dimethylbenzene a potential biomarker for the consumption of these food products. 

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