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Toluene


Toluene

Toluene is a clear and water-insoluble liquid which has typical smell of paint thinners, redolent of the sweet smell of the related compound benzene. We are supplying Toluene, which is an aromatic hydrocarbon used widely as an industrial feedstock and also as a solvent. Toluene is also used as an inhalant drug like other solvents for its intoxicating properties.

Usage

  • As a solvent
  • Chemical reactants
  • Fullerene indicator
  • Adhesive for fine polystyrene kits
  • Industrial uses
  • Carbon source for making Multi-Wall Carbon Nanotubes
  • Octane booster in gasoline fuels
  • As a coolant in sodium cold traps
  • used in the process of removing the cocaine from coca leafs in the production of Coca-Cola syrup
  • Used to break open red blood cells in order to extract haemoglobin in biochemistry experiments


Specifications

  • CAS number [108-88-3]
  • Properties
  • Molecular formula C7H8 (C6H5CH3)
  • Molar mass 92.14 g/mol
  • Appearance Clear colorless, liquid
  • Density 0.8669 g/mL, liquid
  • Melting point 93 oC
  • Boiling point 110.6 oC
  • Solubility in water 0.47 g/l (20-25 oC)
  • Viscosity 0.590 cP at 20 oC


Specifications

Appearance Clean liquid free sediment or haze at 18.3 to 25.6eC Visual check
Specific gravity 0.869 to 0.873 at 15.56/15.56 C ASTM D-891-59
Colour Not darker than 20 max on the platinum cobalt scale ASTM D-1209-79
Distillation range Not more than 1.0SC, including the temperature of 110.6 oC (dry basis) ASTM D- 850-79
Non-aromatics Not more than 1.5 vol % ASTM D-2360-82
Acid wash colour Not darker than No.2 colour standard ASTM D-848-81
Acidity Not free acid ASTM D-847-82
Sulphur compound Free of H2S and SO2 ASTM D-853-82
Copper corrosion Copper strip shall not show iridescence nor a grey or black deposit or discolouration ASTM D-849-82