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Product name toluene
GOST 14710-78
CAS 108-88-3

Toluene is a colorless liquid with aromatic smell. Fully miscible in alcohols, hydrocarbons, acetone, methylene chloride.


Toluene occurs naturally at low levels in crude oil and is usually produced in the processes of making gasoline via a catalytic reformer, in an ethylene cracker or making coke from coal.


Toluene is used as an octane booster in fuel, as a solvent in paints, paint thinners, chemical reactions, rubber, printing, adhesives, lacquers, leather tanning, disinfectants, and to produce phenol and TNT. It is also used as a raw material for toluene diisocyanate, which is used in the manufacture of polyurethane foam.

Manufacturer(s) JSC Naftan
PO Kirishinefteorgsintez
JSC Sibneft-ONPZ
JSC Slavneft-Yaroslavnefteorgsintez
JSC Ukrtatnafta
Chemical structure of toluene

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