Mixed Xylene finds application in paint, ink, rubber, & leather industries as solvent and as cleaning agent for steel, ICs, and silicon wafers. It is required for cleaning immersion oil from lens of microscope without scratching surface. This compound appears as colorless liquid with flammable property and shows insolubility in non-polar solvents including aromatic hydrocarbons. Mixed Xylene is also known to be the precursor to terephthalic acid and dimethyl terephthalate. It is considered to be highly effective solvent for enamels, rubber cement, & lacquers. This compound is also required for production of agrochemicals & protective coatings.