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Toluene, also known as methylbenzene or phenylmethane is a clear, water -insoluble liquid with the typical smell of paint thinners, redolent of the sweet smell of the related compound benzene. It is an aromatic hydrocarbon that is widely used as an industrial feedstock and as a solvent. Copyright Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License. See for details. Source: Wikipedia, Toluene (Wikipedia)

A widely used industrial solvent. Source: National Library of Medicine, MeSH 2006

Toluene is an aromatic hydrocarbon, occurring naturally in crude oil and in the tolu tree. It is produced during the process of making gasoline and other fuels from crude oil, in making coal from coal,and as a by-product in the manufacture of styrene. It is a solvent in paints, lacquers, thinners, glues, correction fluid and nail polish remover, and is used in the printing and leather tanning process. (Drug class: Volatile solvent, CNS depressant). There is no approved medical use of toluene. It is frequently abused for its intoxicating effects. Source: Regenstrief Institute

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zh-CN Chinese (China) 甲苯
Synonyms: 甲基苯
fr-CA French (Canada) Toluène
et-EE Estonian (Estonia) Tolueen
es-ES Spanish (Spain) Tolueno
it-IT Italian (Italy) Toluene
tr-TR Turkish (Turkey) Toluen
ru-RU Russian (Russian Federation) Толуол
nl-NL Dutch (Netherlands) tolueen
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