6th December 2019


Is Toluene is toxic?

Toluene is irritating to the skin, eyes, and respiratory tract. It can cause systemic toxicity by ingestion or inhalation. The most common route of exposure is via inhalation. There is no antidote for toluene.

Subsequently, one may also ask, is toluene a solvent?

It is a colorless, water-insoluble liquid with the smell associated with paint thinners. It is a mono-substituted benzene derivative, consisting of a CH3 group attached to a phenyl group. As such, its IUPAC systematic name is methylbenzene. Toluene is predominantly used as an industrial feedstock and a solvent.

Is benzene or toluene more volatile?

In the distillation of a benzene/toluene mixture, a vapor richer in the more volatile component benzene is produced from the benzene/toluene liquid solution. Benzene is transferred from the liquid to the vapor phase, and the less volatile toluene is transferred in the opposite direction, as shown in the figure below.