Alternative Names: Toluol, Methylbenzene

CAS Number: 108-88-3 EC Number: 203-625-9

Typical Properties:

Formula:  C7H8 
Molecular mass:  92.1 
Boiling point:  111°C 
Melting Point:  -95°C 
Flash Point:  4°C°C 


Toluene is an organic chemical compound with the formula C7H8. It is a colourless, water-insoluble liquid with a distinctive smell. Toluene has a wide range of applications. It is commonly used as a solvent, fuel, and as a precursor to numerous chemicals.

Toluene is an excellent solvent used in the manufacture of a wide range of materials including paints, coatings, rubber, and adhesives. It is also used in the manufacturing of many products such as gasoline, lubricating oils, and synthetic fibres. Toluene is a widely used solvent thanks to its availability and efficacy as a solvent. It is able to dissolve many organic compounds such as rubbers, grease & oils. It is used for a wide range of applications, including the production of printing inks, varnishes, and lacquers.


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