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The density of  the xylene isomers and ethylbenzene range from 0.86 to 0.88 g/cm3 at 25°C. The density of m-xylene, p-xylene and ethylbenzene was reported as 0.86 g/cm3 at 25°C and for o-xylene this was 0.88 g/cm3 at 25°C. The mean value of 0.86 g/cm3 will be used for the risk assessment.

Key value for chemical safety assessment

Relative density at 20C:
0.86

Additional information

The CRC Handbook (Lide, 2008) is a peer reviewed handbook and so can be considered reliable and suitable for use for this endpoint. The data are supported by results from the Merck Handbook (O'Neil 2006), which gives densities for m-xylene, o-xylene, p-xylene and ethylbenzene of 0.8684 g/cm3, 0.8801 g/cm3, 0.86104 g/cm3 and 0.866 g/cm3 at 25°C respectively.