Toluene

Item #: AKM-TOL

General Description

A clear colorless liquid with a characteristic aromatic odor. Less dense than water and insoluble in water. Hence floats on water. Vapors heavier than air. 

Used in aviation and automotive fuels.
Used as a solvent in paints, coatings, rubbers, resins, most oils, rubber, vinyl, organosols; diluent and thinner in nitrocellulose lacquers; chemical intermediate (benzoic acid, saccharin, perfumes); source of disocyanate toluene (polyurethane resins); toluensulfonate
(detergents). Used as reaction medium in polymerizations. 
In the laboratory it is used as a solvent in chemical synthesis.

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USCG CHRIS Code: TOL
CAS Number: 108-88-3
UN/NA Number: 1294
EINEC number: 203-625-9