Toluene - Colourless mobile flying liquid with a pungent smell, shows weak narcotic action. Mixes up in unlimited limits with hydrocarbons, many alcohols and air, does not mix up with water. Index of refraction of light 1,4969 at 20 °C. Goryuch, burns down the smoking flame.
Raw materials for production of benzene, benzole acid, nitrotoluol (including trinitrotoluene), toluylenediisocyanates (through dinitrotoluene and a toluylenediamine) benzylchloride, etc. organic substances.
Is solvent for many polymers, is a part of various commodity solvents for varnishes and paints. Is a part of solvents: R-40, R-4, 645, 646, 647, 648. It is applied as solvent in chemical synthesis.