IUPAC Name: Methylbenzene

HS Code: 27072000

Formula: C7H8

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.


Parameter Value
Molecular Formula C7H8
Molt Wt 92.13
CAS # [108-88-3]
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
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