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|Other names|| Pseudocumene|
|Molar mass||120.19 g/mol|
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materials in their standard state
(at 25 °C, 100 kPa)
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1,2,4-Trimethylbenzene is a colorless liquid with chemical formula C9H12. It is flammable aromatic hydrocarbon with a strong odor. It occurs naturally in coal tar and petroleum (about 3%). It is nearly insoluble in water, but well soluble in ethanol, diethyl ether, and benzene.
Industrially it is isolated from the C9 aromatic hydrocarbon fraction during petroleum distillation. Approximately 40% of this fraction is 1,2,4-Trimethylbenzene.
Another major use is as a gasoline additive.
- Merck Index, 11th Edition, 7929.