[ US /ˈtɔɫuˌin/ ]
[ UK /tˈɒljuːˌiːn/ ]
  1. a colorless flammable liquid obtained from petroleum or coal tar; used as a solvent for gums and lacquers and in high-octane fuels
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How To Use toluene In A Sentence

  • Use of an unvented gas appliance for space heating was associated negatively with toluene concentrations.
  • The term aromatics refers to benzene, toluene, and xylene, which are used in the plastics, solvents, polyester and synthetic-rubber sectors. Formosa Chemicals' first-half net
  • Texas plant took down one of its two toluene diisocyanate (TDI) lines. Purchasing - Top Stories
  • Trichloroethylene, dihydroxybenzoates, benzene chlorobenzene, toluene, phenol and chlorophenylacetate isomers do not serve as substrates [2]; very broad substrate specificity [3]) [2, 3] P? Recently Uploaded Slideshows
  • Cracking crude oil based feedstocks such as naphtha or gas oil yields higher ratios of the ethylene co-products propylene, butylenes and butadiene plus the aromatic products benzene, toluene, xylenes along with other co-products.
  • Among the substances in third-hand smoke are hydrogen cyanide, used in chemical weapons; butane, which is used in lighter fluid; toluene, found in paint thinners; arsenic; lead; carbon monoxide; and even polonium-210, the highly radioactive carcinogen that was used to murder former Russian spy Alexander V. Litvinenko in 2006. Organic Consumers Association News Headlines
  • Like benzene, the homologous aromatic hydrocarbons, toluene, xylenes, etc. fix directly six hydrogen atoms to produce the corresponding cyclic compounds; phenol is transformed into cyclohexanol, aniline into cyclohexylamine. Paul Sabatier - Nobel Lecture
  • The ethanol used, contained butylated hydroxytoluene as an antioxidant.
  • In a second method, toluene is mixed with nitric acid and oxidized to produce benzoic acid.
  • Where destruction pure and simple is desired, the shell is charged with a high explosive such as picric acid or T.N.T., the colloquial abbreviation for the devastating agent scientifically known as "Trinitrotoluene," the base of which, in common with all the high explosives used by the different powers and variously known as lyddite, melinite, cheddite, and so forth, is picric acid. Aeroplanes and Dirigibles of War
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