Toluene

toluene, methylbenzene, toluol, phenylmethane, Methacide, Antisal 1a, CP 25

How to detect Toluene

Formula: C7H8 | CAS: 108-88-3

Synonyms: toluene, methylbenzene, toluol, phenylmethane, Methacide, Antisal 1a, CP 25

Toluene is the raw material for a range of other aromatic chemicals such as benzaldehyde, benzoic acid and dyes. It is a thinner for paints and lacquers, inks, perfumes, and dyes.

Specification

Specification Value/Information
Formula C7H8
CAS no. 108-88-3
Gas Response Factor, 11.7 eV 0.55
Gas Response Factor, 10.6 eV 0.56
Gas Response Factor, 10.0 eV 0.6
ppm per mg/m⁻³, (20 °C, 1 bar) 0.261
Molecular Weight, g/mole 92.0
Melting point, °C -93
Boiling point, °C 110.6
Flash point, °C 4.4
Upper Explosive Limit, % 7.1
Lower Explosive Limit, % 1
Specification Value/Information
Density, g.cm⁻³ 0.865
Ionisation Energy, eV 8.82
EH40 TWA, ppm 50
EH40 TWA, mg.m⁻³ 191
EH40 STEL, ppm 150
EH40 STEL, mg.m⁻³ 574
NIOSH ST, ppm 150
NIOSH TWA REL, ppm 100
NIOSH ST, mg.m⁻³ 560
NIOSH TWA REL, mg.m⁻³ 375
NIOSH IDLH, ppm 500
OSHA TWA PEL, ppm 200

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