Toluene and application

Toluene is a transparent colorless liquid, light odor and quickly volatile. Toluene is not soluble in water, alcohol, ether and organic solvents. Toluene is mainly used as a solvent in production of variety of products such as pharmaceuticals, paints, inks, rubbers, adhesives, synthetic resins. It is also added to increase octance rating. In biochemistry, Toluene is also used to extract Hemoglobin from erythrocyte cell.

Xylene Specification:





Appearance None Visual Clear
Color, Pt-Co None ASTM D1209 20
Density at 15°C g/cm3 ASTM D4052 0.8690-0.8730
Distillation, IBP °C ASTM D1078 109.6
Distillation, DP °C ASTM D1078 111.6
Non-Aromatics %wt GC 1.5
Aromatics %wt GC 98.5
Refractive Index at 20°C None ASTM D1218 1.4940-1.5000


MSDS - Material Safety Data Sheet of Toluene