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Toluene

Toluene is a colorless liquid with a sweet, aromatic odor. It is commonly known as methylbenzene or toluol. It serves as a versatile solvent, finding applications in paints, coatings, adhesives, and chemical manufacturing. Toluene is a vital component in the production of various chemicals, including benzene, xylene, and TNT explosives. It poses health and safety risks and requires careful handling due to its flammable nature.

Chemical Formula:

C7H8

CAS Number:

108-88-3

Synonyms:

Methylbenzene, Toluol, Toluol oil, Phenylmethane, Toluolene, Antisolvent, Methacide, Methyl benzol

Characteristics

Molar Weight

92.14 grams per mole

Melting Point

-95 °C (-139 °F).

Boiling Point

110.6 °C (231.1 °F).

Solubility

sparingly soluble in water but highly soluble in organic solvents such as ethanol, ether, and acetone.

Density

0.87 (g/cm³) at 20 °C (68 °F).

Forms

clear, colorless liquid at room temperature.

Odor

characteristic ammoniacal odor.

USES AND APPLICATIONS

Key applications

  • Methylbenzene
  • Toluol
  • Toluol oil
  • Phenylmethan
  • Toluolene
  • Antisolvent
  • Methacide
  • Methyl benzol

Industries

  • Petrochemical industry
  • Rubber and polymer manufacturing
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Printing industry
  • Automotive industry
  • Explosives and munitions
  • Cleaning agents and degreasers

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