Toluene, also known as toluol, is a colourless, water-insoluble chemical solvent. It has an aromatic type smell associated with thinners and is highly volatile. It is a flammable liquid with a flashpoint of 4°C and is widely used as a solvent and an industrial feedstock. The main use is to make benzene, xylene and other solvents. As a solvent toluene is a raw material for thinners, paints, inks, adhesives, resins and cleaning agents.

Substance specifications

EC no: 203-625-9
CAS No: 108-88-3
REACH registration No: 01-2119471310-51
Formula: C7H8
Synonyms: ANTISAL 1A / benzene, methyl- / benzyl hydride / CASWELL no 859 / CP 25 / formula No 06500 / methacide / methane, phenyl- / methylbenzene / phenylmethane / reference fuel / retinaphtha / solvent toluene / solvesso toluene / tol / chromasolv / pestanal / regen / spectranal / nitration grade / toluene, pure / reference fuel / tolunol / toluol oil / toluole / tolu-sol

Hazardous information

UN number: 1294
UN proper shipping name: Toluene
Class: 3
Packing group: II

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