About Toluene

Aromatic hydrocarbon

Scientific uses:

  • Solvent for carbon nanomaterials
  • Fullerene indicator
  • Opens red blood cells in biochemistry
  • Coolant for sodium heat traps

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Toluene Identification

Chart listing the various names, identifiers and synonyms of toluene.

ID Type Identification
Synonym Methylbenzene
Molecular Formula C6H5CH3
CAS Number 108-88-3
Beilstein Registry
EG/EC Number 2036259
MDL Number MFCD00008512
RIDADR UN 1294 3/PG 2

Toluene Physical Properties

Chart including the physical properties of toluene.

Property Value
Molecular Weight 92.14
Density 0. 865 g/mL at 25ºC
Boiling Point 110-111ºC
Melting Point -93ºC
Flash Point 4.4ºC
Viscosity (cP)
0.560 at 25ºC
Dielectric Constant 2.38 at 23ºC
Dipole Moment 0.375
UV cutoff 286 nm
Refractive Index 1.496 at 20ºC
Vapor Pressure 22 mm Hg (20°C
Vapor Density 3.2 (vs. air)


Toluene Hazard Statements


Hazard Statements H225-H304-H315-H336-H361d-H373
Signal Word Danger
P210-P261-P281-P301 + P310-P331

GHS Information


GHS Pictogram Statement
Flammable gases, category 1
Flammable aerosols, categories 1,2
Flammable liquids, categories 1,2,3
Flammable solids, categories 1,2
Self-reactive substances and mixtures, Types B,C,D,E,F
Pyrophoric liquids, category 1
Pyrophoric solids, category 1
Self-heating substances and mixtures, categories 1,2
Substances and mixtures, which in contact with water,
emit flammable gases, categories 1,2,3
Organic peroxides, Types B,C,D,E,F
Acute toxicity (oral, dermal, inhalation), category 4
Skin irritation, category 2
Eye irritation, category 2
Skin sensitisation, category 1
Specific Target Organ Toxicity – Single exposure, category 3
Respiratory sensitization, category 1
Germ cell mutagenicity, categories 1A,1B,2
Carcinogenicity, categories 1A,1B,2
Reproductive toxicity, categories 1A,1B,2
Specific Target Organ Toxicity – Single exposure, categories 1,2
Specific Target Organ Toxicity – Repeated exposure, categories 1,2
Aspiration Hazard, category 1


Toluene SDS Information

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Toluene Miscibility and Immiscibility

Property Chemical
Miscible Acetic Acid, Acetone, Acetonitrile, Benzene, Butanol, Methyl ethyl ketone (MEK), Butyl Acetate (n-), Methyl tert-butyl ether (MTBE), Carbon Tetrachloride, Chloroform, Cyclohexane, Dichloroethane (1,2-), Dichloromethane, Diethyl ether, Diisopropyl ether, Dimethylformamide, Dimethyl Sulfoxide (DMSO), Dioxane, Ethanol, Ethyl Acetate, Heptane, Hexane, Methanol, Pentane, 1-Propanol, Isopropanol, Tetrahydrofuran (THF), Toluene, Trichloroethylene, Isooctane, Xylene
Immiscible Water
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