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.
|Molar Weight||92.14 g/mol|
|Forms||Flammable, Liquid (clear)|
Synonyms: Methyl Benzene, Phenyl Methane, Toluene, Toluol, Benzene, methyl-, Phenylmethane, methylbenzol, methacide
Chemical Formula: C7H8
CAS Number: 108-88-3