IUPAC Name: Methylbenzene
HS Code: 27072000
Appearance: Clear colorless liquid free from suspended matter
CAS No: 108-88-3
Common Names: Phenyl methane, Toluol, Anisen
Toluene is a clear, colorless liquid with a strong, sweet, and pungent odor. It occurs naturally in crude oil.
Toluene has a chemical formula of C7H8. Toluene is used as a solvent and to make aviation gasoline, spray and
wall paints, paint thinner, medicine, dyes, explosives, detergents, fingernail polish, spot removers, lacquers,
adhesives, rubber, and antifreeze. It is also used in some printing and leather tanning processes. The largest
industrial use of toluene is in the production of benzene, a chemical used to make plastics and synthetic fibers.
Toluene is also used to boost the octane of gasoline.
|Description||Clear colourless liquid free from suspended matter|
|Assay (%)||99.9 min|
|Distillation range in deg cel||110.6 ± 1|
|Sp gravity @ 27/27 deg cel||0.859 -0.863|
|Benzene (%)||0.1 max|
|Sulphur in ppm||1 max|
|ROI in mg/1000ml||5 max|