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|Molar mass||120.19 g/mol|
|Appearance||Clear, colorless liquid|
|Melting point||-43.78 °C|
|Boiling point||169-171 °C|
|EU classification||Harmful (Xn); Dangerous for the environment (N)|
|Flash point||44.4 °C (111.9 °F; 317.5 K)|
|Except where noted otherwise, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C (77 °F), 100 kPa)|
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1,2,4-Trimethylbenzene is a colorless liquid with chemical formula C9H12. It is a 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.
1,2,4-Trimethylbenzene dissolved in mineral oil is used as a liquid scintillator. It is also used as a sterilizing agent and in the manufacture of dyes, perfumes, and resins. Another major use is as a gasoline additive.