Toluene is a highly flammable hydrocarbon with an odour typically associated with paint thinners.

CAS number

  • 108-88-3

Typical Uses

  • Commonly used as a solvent for paints, paint thinners, silicone sealants, rubber, printing ink, adhesives (glues), lacquers, leather tanners, and disinfectants.

Other names



  • Toluene is a colourless, highly flammable liquid with a characteristic, strong, aromatic hydrocarbon odour and flash point of 4.4° C. 
  • Very slightly soluble in cold and hot water.

Packaging Types

  • Cans, Drums, IBCs, Bulk

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