Toluene - C7H8

Toluene, C7H8, is a colourless fluid with a smell that is similar to benzene. Toluene has the structural formula C6H5CH3.

It is used as an intermediate product in the production of explosives and colourants. It is also used as a dissolvent in colours and plastics. 

Large amounts of toluene in the air can cause acute intoxication and can cause problems with the respiratory tract.


Molecular weight   92.14 g/mol

Solid phase   Melting point: -95 °C

Liquid phase   Boiling point: 111 °C