What is Toluene?
Toluene is an aromatic hydrocarbon, often used as a solvent thanks to its ability to mix well with many organic substances. It is a clear, colorless liquid with a distinctive sweet smell.
What do you use Toluene for?
- Solvent: Toluene is a popular solvent in paints, rubber, resins and adhesives due to its ability to dissolve dyes and resins.
- Fuel: It is sometimes added to gasoline to increase octane levels and improve engine performance.
- Chemical Synthesis: Toluene serves as an intermediate in the production of other chemicals such as benzene and xylene.
- Production of Plastics: Used in the production of TDI (toluene di-isocyanate) which continues in the production of polyurethane foam.
Properties of Toluene
Toluene is volatile, meaning it evaporates quickly at room temperature. It is also highly flammable and can be toxic if inhaled, swallowed or skin contact.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
- Is Toluene dangerous?
Yes, with prolonged exposure or in large quantities, it can be harmful. Always use in a well-ventilated area and avoid contact.
- Can I mix Toluene with other substances?
Although toluene is miscible with many substances, it is important to check compatibility with other substances beforehand.
- Where can I find more information about Toluene?
For detailed information, please visit [Pubchem – Toluene].
Where Can I Buy High Quality Toluene?
For high-quality toluene you can always contact DutchChems.