the basics of toluene

Toluene is the common name for methylbenzene, a commercially important intermediate chemical produced throughout the world in enormous quantities. The general population is exposed to toluene mainly through inhalation of vapour in ambient air or from cigarette smoke.

detecting toluene, a member of the btex family

Toluene also known as methyl benzene is the T in BTEX, and is most commonly used in paint thinners, contact cement, glues, oils, resins, detergents, preparation of chemicals agents, rubber, printing ink, polishes, leather tanning and disinfectants.