Toluene

CAS RN:108-88-3

Major Uses

For toluene (USEPA/OPP Pesticide Code: 080601) there are 0 labels match. /SRP: Not registered for current use in the U.S., but approved pesticide uses may change periodically and so federal, state and local authorities must be consulted for currently approved uses./
Toluene is a component of gasoline, paints, inks, lacquers, paint thinners, adhesives, fingernail polish, cleaning agents, and rubber. BTX (a mixture of benzene, toluene, and xylene) is added to gasoline to improve octane ratings. Toluene is used to produce benzene, trinitrotoluene (TNT), nylon, plastics, and polyurethanes.
Aviation gasoline and high-octane blending stock; benzene, phenol, and caprolactam; solvent for paints and coatings, gums, resins, most oils, rubber, vinyl organosols; diluent and thinner in nitrocellulose lacquers; adhesive solvent in plastic toys and model airplanes; chemicals (benzoic acid, benzyl and benzoyl derivatives, saccharin, medicines, dyes, perfumes); source of toluenediisocyanates (polyurethane resins); explosives (TNT); toluene sulfonates (detergents); scintillation counters.
In manufacture benzoic acid, benzaldehyde, explosives, dyes, and many other organic compounds; as a solvent for paints, lacquers, gums, resins; thinner for inks, perfumes, dyes; in the extraction of various principles from plants; as gasoline additive.
Toluene /is/ the most common solvent in intaglio or gravure inks.
Cements mixed from rubber and solvent are used to coat fabric for a host of products. Toluene /is a common solvent/.
Used in cements, solvents, spot removers, cosmetics, antifreezes, and inks.
Asphalt and naphtha constituent. Detergent manufacture.
Mfg benzene derivatives, caprolactam, saccharin, medicines, dyes, perfumes, TNT; solvent recovery plants; component of gasoline; solvent for paints and coatings, gums, resins, rubber and vinyl organosols; diluent and thinner in nitrocellulose lacquers; adhesive solvent in plastic toys and model airplanes; detergent mfg; gasoline and naphtha constituent.
Fuel blending
Denaturant
Used in production of drugs of abuse.
Toluene is a favorite of solvent abusers, who intentionally inhale high concentrations to achieve a euphoric effect.
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