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.

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Methyl Benzene, Phenyl Methane, Toluene, Toluol, Benzene, methyl-, Phenylmethane, methylbenzol, methacide
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C7H8
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108-88-3

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92.14 g/mol
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-95.0°C
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110.6°C
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3.9°C
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0.865 g/cc
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Flammable, Liquid (clear)

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  • Disinfectant
  • Ink, toner and colourant
  • Lacquers
  • Leather processing
  • Adhesives and Sealants
  • Personal care
  • Paint and Coatings
  • Rubber

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  • Rubber
  • Chemical Processing
  • Lubricants
  • Food & Nutrition
  • CASE & Construction
  • Cleaning
  • Polymers
  • Energy Services