What is Toluene

Toluene is a clear water-insoluble liquid with the typical smell of paint thinners, reminiscent of the related compound benzene. It is an aromatic hydrocarbon that is widely used as an industrial feedstock and as a solvent. Like other solvents, toluene is also used as an inhalant drug for its intoxicating properties; however this causes severe neurological harm.

  • INCI: Toluene
  • Chemical Formula: C7H8
  • CAS Number: 108-88-3

Product Specifications

Characteristics

Chemical Formula C7H8
CAS Number 108-88-3
Molar Weight 92,14 g/mol
Specific Gravity 0.865
Melting Point −95 °C
Boiling Point 111 °C
Flash Point 6 °C

Uses and Applications for Toluene

Industries

  • Lubricants
  • Oil & Gas
  • Cleaning
  • Coatings & Construction
  • Food and Nutrition
  • Polymers
  • Rubber

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