also known as methylbenzene or phenylmethane.
- It is a
clear, water-insoluble liquid with the typical smell of paint
thinners, redolent of the sweet smell of the related compound
reacts as a normal aromatic hydrocarbon towards electrophilic
aromatic substitution. It has a pungent, benzene-like odor
- Toluene is
a clear colorless liquid that has a distinctive, sweet smell.
Toluene occurs naturally at low levels in crude oil . It is
usually found in car exhaust and the smoke from cigarettes.
Toluene is produced from the three main sources Catalytic
Reforming of Naphtha, Steam cracking of Naphtha and Coal
(Coke-oven light oil redistillation).
Toluene is usually produced in the processes of making
gasoline via a catalytic reformer, in an ethylene cracker or
making coke from coal.
Toluene is mainly excreted as benzoic acid and hippuric
acid, both formed by further metabolic oxidation of benzyl
is also made during the process of refining oil into petrol
and other products.
Toluene is a common solvent and it is able to dissolve:
paints, paint thinners, silicone sealants, many chemical
reactants, rubber, printing ink, adhesives (glues),
lacquers, leather tanners, and disinfectants.
is also used to make gasoline, acrylic paints,
varnishes, glues, rubber cement, and shoe polish.
is also used in the synthesis of many organic chemicals
including benzene, phenol and xylene and as a raw
material in the production of explosives.
Toluene is used to manufacture polymers that are used to
make nylon, plastic soda bottles, and polyurethanes and
for pharmaceuticals, dyes and cosmetic products.
Toluene is a very important chemical worldwide and
many millions of tons of toluene are made globally
demand of Toluene is increasing moderately in India
at the rate of about 10%.
Toluene in future is likely to be surplus in the
world market, thereby increasing the market
consumption of toluene in 2007 reached 30 million
metric tons, including toluene that was recovered
and subsequently blended back into gasoline.
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