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Chemical Information
FooDB Name1,3-Dimethylbenzene
DescriptionM-xylene, also known as 1,3-dimethylbenzene or M-xylol, is a member of the class of compounds known as M-xylenes. M-xylenes are aromatic compounds that contain a m-xylene moiety, which is a monocyclic benzene carrying exactly two methyl groups at the 1- and 3-positions. M-xylene is a plastic tasting compound found in black walnut, parsley, and safflower, which makes M-xylene a potential biomarker for the consumption of these food products. M-xylene can be found primarily in blood and feces. M-xylene exists in all eukaryotes, ranging from yeast to humans. M-xylene is formally rated as an unfounded non-carcinogenic (IARC 3) potentially toxic compound. m-Xylene (meta-xylene) is an aromatic hydrocarbon. It is one of the three isomers of dimethylbenzene known collectively as xylenes. The m- stands for meta-, indicating that the two methyl groups in m-xylene occupy positions 1 and 3 on a benzene ring. It is in the positions of the two methyl groups, their arene substitution pattern, that it differs from the other isomers, o-xylene and p-xylene. All have the same chemical formula C6H4(CH3)2. All xylene isomers are colorless and highly flammable . If the compound has been ingested, rapid gastric lavage should be performed using 5% sodium bicarbonate. For skin contact, the skin should be washed with soap and water. If the compound has entered the eyes, they should be washed with large quantities of isotonic saline or water. In serious cases, atropine and/or pralidoxime should be administered. Anti-cholinergic drugs work to counteract the effects of excess acetylcholine and reactivate AChE. Atropine can be used as an antidote in conjunction with pralidoxime or other pyridinium oximes (such as trimedoxime or obidoxime), though the use of '-oximes' has been found to be of no benefit, or possibly harmful, in at least two meta-analyses. Atropine is a muscarinic antagonist, and thus blocks the action of acetylcholine peripherally (T3DB).
CAS Number108-38-3
Structure
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Synonyms
SynonymSource
1,3-DimethylbenzeneChEBI
1,3-DimethylbenzolChEBI
1,3-XyleneChEBI
3-XyleneChEBI
m-DimethylbenzeneChEBI
m-MethyltolueneChEBI
m-XylolChEBI
Meta-xyleneChEBI
1,3-dimethylbenzene (m-xylene)biospider
1,3-Dimethylbenzene, benzylatedbiospider
2, 4-Xylenebiospider
2,4-Xylenebiospider
3-xylenebiospider
Benzene, 1, 3-dimethyl-biospider
Benzene, 1,3-dimethyl-biospider
Benzene, 1,3-dimethyl-, benzylatedbiospider
Benzene, m-dimethyl-biospider
BENZENE,1,3-DIMETHYLbiospider
Benzylated m-xylenebiospider
Dilanbiospider
HYDRANAL-Water Standard 0.10biospider
HYDRANAL(R)-Water Standard 0.10biospider
M-dimethylbenzenebiospider
M-methyltoluenebiospider
M-xylenebiospider
M-xylene [un1307] [flammable Liquid]biospider
M-xylene, benzylatedbiospider
M-xylenesbiospider
M-xylolbiospider
Santosol 150biospider
Xylene, m-biospider
Xylene, mixed isomersbiospider
Predicted Properties
PropertyValueSource
Water Solubility0.2 g/LALOGPS
logP3.15ALOGPS
logP3ChemAxon
logS-2.7ALOGPS
Physiological Charge0ChemAxon
Hydrogen Acceptor Count0ChemAxon
Hydrogen Donor Count0ChemAxon
Polar Surface Area0 ŲChemAxon
Rotatable Bond Count0ChemAxon
Refractivity36.14 m³·mol⁻¹ChemAxon
Polarizability13.09 ųChemAxon
Number of Rings1ChemAxon
Bioavailability1ChemAxon
Rule of FiveYesChemAxon
Ghose FilterYesChemAxon
Veber's RuleYesChemAxon
MDDR-like RuleYesChemAxon
Chemical FormulaC8H10
IUPAC name1,3-xylene
InChI IdentifierInChI=1S/C8H10/c1-7-4-3-5-8(2)6-7/h3-6H,1-2H3
InChI KeyIVSZLXZYQVIEFR-UHFFFAOYSA-N
Isomeric SMILESCC1=CC(C)=CC=C1
Average Molecular Weight106.165
Monoisotopic Molecular Weight106.07825032
Classification
Description belongs to the class of organic compounds known as m-xylenes. These are aromatic compounds that contain a m-xylene moiety, which is a monocyclic benzene carrying exactly two methyl groups at the 1- and 3-positions.
KingdomOrganic compounds
Super ClassBenzenoids
ClassBenzene and substituted derivatives
Sub ClassXylenes
Direct Parentm-Xylenes
Alternative Parents
Substituents
  • M-xylene
  • Aromatic hydrocarbon
  • Unsaturated hydrocarbon
  • Hydrocarbon
  • Aromatic homomonocyclic compound
Molecular FrameworkAromatic homomonocyclic compounds
External Descriptors
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Physico-Chemical Properties - Experimental
Physico-Chemical Properties - Experimental
PropertyValueReference
Physical stateliquid
Physical DescriptionNot Available
Mass CompositionNot Available
Melting Point-47.8 oC
Boiling PointNot Available
Experimental Water Solubility0.161 mg/mL at 25 oCSANEMASA,I et al. (1982)
Experimental logP3.20HANSCH,C ET AL. (1995)
Experimental pKaNot Available
Isoelectric pointNot Available
ChargeNot Available
Optical RotationNot Available
Spectroscopic UV DataNot Available
DensityNot Available
Refractive IndexNot Available
Spectra
Spectra
Spectrum TypeDescriptionSplash Key
GC-MSGC-MS Spectrum - EI-B (Non-derivatized)splash10-052f-9400000000-2f01cb2d1d9a3cb2c00aView in MoNA
GC-MSGC-MS Spectrum - EI-B (Non-derivatized)splash10-052f-9400000000-df0f65246037f2bfb507View in MoNA
GC-MSGC-MS Spectrum - CI-B (Non-derivatized)splash10-0a4i-0900000000-2370bbe07a9d5e20584fView in MoNA
GC-MSGC-MS Spectrum - EI-B (Non-derivatized)splash10-052f-9400000000-2f01cb2d1d9a3cb2c00aView in MoNA
GC-MSGC-MS Spectrum - EI-B (Non-derivatized)splash10-052f-9400000000-df0f65246037f2bfb507View in MoNA
GC-MSGC-MS Spectrum - CI-B (Non-derivatized)splash10-0a4i-0900000000-2370bbe07a9d5e20584fView in MoNA
Predicted GC-MSPredicted GC-MS Spectrum - GC-MS (Non-derivatized) - 70eV, Positivesplash10-0a4i-5900000000-8bb4470d1d34c4bdbba9View in MoNA
Predicted LC-MS/MSPredicted LC-MS/MS Spectrum - 10V, Positivesplash10-0a4i-0900000000-1408ea7794c1dd42097eView in MoNA
Predicted LC-MS/MSPredicted LC-MS/MS Spectrum - 20V, Positivesplash10-0a4i-0900000000-a18170561f3e5d8b9f5bView in MoNA
Predicted LC-MS/MSPredicted LC-MS/MS Spectrum - 40V, Positivesplash10-0aor-9500000000-7f307619895b31097120View in MoNA
Predicted LC-MS/MSPredicted LC-MS/MS Spectrum - 10V, Negativesplash10-0a4i-0900000000-51ad3e28bd0c6572b441View in MoNA
Predicted LC-MS/MSPredicted LC-MS/MS Spectrum - 20V, Negativesplash10-0a4i-0900000000-51ad3e28bd0c6572b441View in MoNA
Predicted LC-MS/MSPredicted LC-MS/MS Spectrum - 40V, Negativesplash10-0a4i-4900000000-1f1973b947c3c42a28b6View in MoNA
MSMass Spectrum (Electron Ionization)splash10-052f-9300000000-1d9e623f1ed39f29c5b6View in MoNA
1D NMR1H NMR SpectrumNot AvailableView in JSpectraViewer
1D NMR13C NMR SpectrumNot AvailableView in JSpectraViewer
1D NMR1H NMR SpectrumNot AvailableView in JSpectraViewer
1D NMR13C NMR SpectrumNot AvailableView in JSpectraViewer
ChemSpider IDNot Available
ChEMBL IDNot Available
KEGG Compound IDNot Available
Pubchem Compound IDNot Available
Pubchem Substance IDNot Available
ChEBI IDNot Available
Phenol-Explorer IDNot Available
DrugBank IDNot Available
HMDB IDNot Available
CRC / DFC (Dictionary of Food Compounds) IDNot Available
EAFUS IDNot Available
Dr. Duke ID1,3-DIMETHYL-BENZENE|M-XYLENE
BIGG IDNot Available
KNApSAcK IDNot Available
HET IDNot Available
Food Biomarker OntologyNot Available
VMH IDNot Available
Flavornet ID108-38-3
GoodScent IDrw1257341
SuperScent IDNot Available
Wikipedia IDNot Available
Phenol-Explorer Metabolite IDNot Available
Duplicate IDSNot Available
Old DFC IDSNot Available
Associated Foods
FoodContent Range AverageReference
FoodReference
Biological Effects and Interactions
Health Effects / BioactivitiesNot Available
EnzymesNot Available
PathwaysNot Available
MetabolismNot Available
BiosynthesisNot Available
Organoleptic Properties
Flavours
FlavorCitations
plastic
  1. Arn, H, Acree TE. “Flavornet: A database of aroma compounds based on odor potency in natural products”. Developments in Food Science 40 (1998): 27. doi:10.1016/S0167-4501(98)80029-0
  2. The Good Scents Company (2009). Flavor and fragrance information catalog. <http://www.thegoodscentscompany.com/allprod.html> Accessed 15.10.23.
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MSDSNot Available
References
Synthesis ReferenceNot Available
General ReferenceNot Available
Content Reference— Duke, James. 'Dr. Duke's Phytochemical and Ethnobotanical Databases. United States Department of Agriculture.' Agricultural Research Service, Accessed April 27 (2004).