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Record Information
Version4.0
StatusDetected and Quantified
Creation Date2013-03-07 21:30:43 UTC
Update Date2019-07-23 07:12:57 UTC
HMDB IDHMDB0059810
Secondary Accession Numbers
  • HMDB59810
Metabolite Identification
Common Namem-Xylene
Descriptionm-Xylene, also known as 1,3-xylene or m-dimethylbenzene, 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. The conversion m-xylene to isophthalic acid entails catalytic oxidation. m-Xylene (meta-xylene) is an aromatic hydrocarbon. m-Xylene is possibly neutral. m-Xylene is a plastic tasting compound. Outside of the human body, m-xylene is found, on average, in the highest concentration in safflowers. m-xylene has also been detected, but not quantified in, black walnuts and parsley. This could make m-xylene a potential biomarker for the consumption of these foods. Xylenes are not acutely toxic, for example the LD50 (rat, oral) is 4300 mg/kg. m-Xylene is a potentially toxic compound. Concerns with xylenes focus on narcotic effects. The m- stands for meta-, indicating that the two methyl groups in m-xylene occupy positions 1 and 3 on a benzene ring. All xylene isomers are colorless and highly flammable. Petroleum contains about 1 weight percent xylenes.
Structure
Data?1563865977
Synonyms
ValueSource
1,3-DimethylbenzeneChEBI
1,3-DimethylbenzolChEBI
1,3-XyleneChEBI
3-XyleneChEBI
m-DimethylbenzeneChEBI
m-MethyltolueneChEBI
m-XylolChEBI
Meta-xyleneChEBI
Chemical FormulaC8H10
Average Molecular Weight106.165
Monoisotopic Molecular Weight106.07825032
IUPAC Name1,3-xylene
Traditional NameM-xylene
CAS Registry NumberNot Available
SMILES
CC1=CC(C)=CC=C1
InChI Identifier
InChI=1S/C8H10/c1-7-4-3-5-8(2)6-7/h3-6H,1-2H3
InChI KeyIVSZLXZYQVIEFR-UHFFFAOYSA-N
Chemical Taxonomy
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
Ontology
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Physical Properties
StateNot Available
Experimental Properties
PropertyValueReference
Melting PointNot AvailableNot Available
Boiling PointNot AvailableNot Available
Water SolubilityNot AvailableNot Available
LogPNot AvailableNot Available
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
BioavailabilityYesChemAxon
Rule of FiveYesChemAxon
Ghose FilterNoChemAxon
Veber's RuleYesChemAxon
MDDR-like RuleNoChemAxon
Spectra
Spectrum TypeDescriptionSplash KeyView
GC-MSGC-MS Spectrum - EI-B (Non-derivatized)splash10-052f-9400000000-2f01cb2d1d9a3cb2c00aSpectrum
GC-MSGC-MS Spectrum - EI-B (Non-derivatized)splash10-052f-9400000000-df0f65246037f2bfb507Spectrum
GC-MSGC-MS Spectrum - CI-B (Non-derivatized)splash10-0a4i-0900000000-2370bbe07a9d5e20584fSpectrum
GC-MSGC-MS Spectrum - EI-B (Non-derivatized)splash10-052f-9400000000-2f01cb2d1d9a3cb2c00aSpectrum
GC-MSGC-MS Spectrum - EI-B (Non-derivatized)splash10-052f-9400000000-df0f65246037f2bfb507Spectrum
GC-MSGC-MS Spectrum - CI-B (Non-derivatized)splash10-0a4i-0900000000-2370bbe07a9d5e20584fSpectrum
Predicted GC-MSPredicted GC-MS Spectrum - GC-MS (Non-derivatized) - 70eV, Positivesplash10-0a4i-5900000000-8bb4470d1d34c4bdbba9Spectrum
Predicted LC-MS/MSPredicted LC-MS/MS Spectrum - 10V, Positivesplash10-0a4i-0900000000-1408ea7794c1dd42097eSpectrum
Predicted LC-MS/MSPredicted LC-MS/MS Spectrum - 20V, Positivesplash10-0a4i-0900000000-a18170561f3e5d8b9f5bSpectrum
Predicted LC-MS/MSPredicted LC-MS/MS Spectrum - 40V, Positivesplash10-0aor-9500000000-7f307619895b31097120Spectrum
Predicted LC-MS/MSPredicted LC-MS/MS Spectrum - 10V, Negativesplash10-0a4i-0900000000-51ad3e28bd0c6572b441Spectrum
Predicted LC-MS/MSPredicted LC-MS/MS Spectrum - 20V, Negativesplash10-0a4i-0900000000-51ad3e28bd0c6572b441Spectrum
Predicted LC-MS/MSPredicted LC-MS/MS Spectrum - 40V, Negativesplash10-0a4i-4900000000-1f1973b947c3c42a28b6Spectrum
MSMass Spectrum (Electron Ionization)splash10-052f-9300000000-1d9e623f1ed39f29c5b6Spectrum
1D NMR1H NMR SpectrumNot AvailableSpectrum
1D NMR13C NMR SpectrumNot AvailableSpectrum
1D NMR1H NMR SpectrumNot AvailableSpectrum
1D NMR13C NMR SpectrumNot AvailableSpectrum
Biological Properties
Cellular Locations
  • Membrane (predicted from logP)
Biospecimen Locations
  • Blood
  • Feces
Tissue LocationsNot Available
Pathways
Normal Concentrations
BiospecimenStatusValueAgeSexConditionReferenceDetails
BloodDetected and Quantified0.00129 (0.00120-0.00138) uMAdult (>18 years old)Not SpecifiedNormal
    • National Health a...
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BloodDetected and Quantified0.00111 (0.000989-0.00122) uMChildren (1-13 years old)Not SpecifiedNormal
    • National Health a...
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FecesDetected but not Quantified Adult (>18 years old)Both
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Abnormal Concentrations
BiospecimenStatusValueAgeSexConditionReferenceDetails
FecesDetected but not Quantified Adult (>18 years old)Both
Campylobacter jejuni infection
details
FecesDetected but not Quantified Adult (>18 years old)Both
Ulcerative Colitis
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Associated Disorders and Diseases
Disease References
Ulcerative colitis
  1. Garner CE, Smith S, de Lacy Costello B, White P, Spencer R, Probert CS, Ratcliffe NM: Volatile organic compounds from feces and their potential for diagnosis of gastrointestinal disease. FASEB J. 2007 Jun;21(8):1675-88. Epub 2007 Feb 21. [PubMed:17314143 ]
Associated OMIM IDsNone
DrugBank IDNot Available
Phenol Explorer Compound IDNot Available
FoodDB IDFDB005816
KNApSAcK IDC00035778
Chemspider ID7641
KEGG Compound IDC07208
BioCyc IDMETA-XYLENE
BiGG IDNot Available
Wikipedia LinkM-xylene
METLIN IDNot Available
PubChem Compound7929
PDB IDNot Available
ChEBI ID28488
Food Biomarker OntologyNot Available
VMH IDNot Available
References
Synthesis ReferenceNot Available
Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS)Not Available
General References
  1. Wang DL, Chen CL, Zhao C, Gao J, Kong DY, You H, Brugger J: [The solution of nonlinear function of ion mobility based on FAIMS spectrum peak position]. Guang Pu Xue Yu Guang Pu Fen Xi. 2012 Aug;32(8):2050-5. [PubMed:23156750 ]