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Pharmaceutical Secondary Standard; Certified Reference Material

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certified reference material
pharmaceutical secondary standard

vapor density

3.7 (vs air)

vapor pressure

<0.1 atm ( 21.1 °C)
16 mmHg ( 37.7 °C)
7 mmHg ( 20 °C)


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autoignition temp.

867 °F


nist traceable 3003

expl. lim.

7 %


HPLC: suitable
gas chromatography (GC): suitable

refractive index

n20/D 1.505 (lit.)


143-145 °C (lit.)


-26--23 °C (lit.)


0.879 g/mL at 20 °C (lit.)


pharmaceutical (small molecule)



pharmacopeia traceability

traceable to USP 1601849

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General description

o-Xylene is a nonoxygenated, homocyclic aromatic compound that occurs as a constituent of petroleum. It belongs to the class of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) having vapor pressure high enough to vaporize under normal conditions and enter into the atmosphere. It is found to be relatively water-soluble and suspected to have carcinogenic properties.
Pharmaceutical secondary standards for application in quality control, provide pharma laboratories and manufacturers with a convenient and cost-effective alternative to the preparation of in-house working standards.


These Secondary Standards are qualified as Certified Reference Materials. These are suitable for use in several analytical applications including but not limited to pharma release testing, pharma method development for qualitative and quantitative analyses, food and beverage quality control testing, and other calibration requirements.

Analysis Note

These secondary standards offer multi-traceability to the USP, EP (PhEur) and BP primary standards, where they are available.

Other Notes

This Certified Reference Material (CRM) is produced and certified in accordance with ISO 17034 and ISO/IEC 17025. All information regarding the use of this CRM can be found on the certificate of analysis.


To see an example of a Certificate of Analysis for this material enter LRAB8972 in the slot below. This is an example certificate only and may not be the lot that you receive.

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Hazard Classifications

Acute Tox. 4 Dermal - Acute Tox. 4 Inhalation - Aquatic Chronic 3 - Asp. Tox. 1 - Flam. Liq. 3 - Skin Irrit. 2 - STOT SE 3

Target Organs

Respiratory system

Storage Class Code

3 - Flammable liquids



Flash Point(F)

89.6 °F - closed cup

Flash Point(C)

32.0 °C - closed cup

Certificate of Analysis

Certificate of Origin

Anaerobic degradation of toluene and o-xylene by a methanogenic consortium.
Edwards EA and Grbic-Galic D
Applied and Environmental Microbiology, 60(1), 313-322 (1994)
Separation and determination of benzene, toluene, ethylbenzene and o-xylene compounds in water using directly suspended droplet microextraction coupled with gas chromatography-flame ionization detector.
Sarafraz-Yazdi, et al.
Talanta, 78(3), 936-941 (2009)
Olivier Alluin et al.
PloS one, 9(10), e111072-e111072 (2014-10-29)
While several cellular and pharmacological treatments have been evaluated following spinal cord injury (SCI) in animal models, it is increasingly recognized that approaches to address the glial scar, including the use of chondroitinase ABC (ChABC), can facilitate neuroanatomical plasticity. Moreover
Maia Chanrion et al.
Nature communications, 5, 5005-5005 (2014-10-09)
Epithelial-to-mesenchymal transition-like (EMT-like) is a critical process allowing initiation of metastases during tumour progression. Here, to investigate its role in intestinal cancer, we combine computational network-based and experimental approaches to create a mouse model with high metastatic potential. Construction and
Casper Bindzus Foldager et al.
Cartilage, 5(2), 123-132 (2014-04-01)
The objective of the present study was to investigate the presence and distribution of 2 basement membrane (BM) molecules, laminin and collagen type IV, in healthy and degenerative cartilage tissues. Normal and degenerated tissues were obtained from goats and humans


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