Petroleum toluene

Chemical name: Methylbenzene

Empirical formula: C6H5CH3

Design specification: GOST 14710-78, rev. 1–6

Production method: Petroleum toluene are produced by in the processes of catalytic reforming of gasoline fractions and oil products pyrolysis.

Application: Petroleum toluene is used as a raw material for organic synthesis, high-octane component of motor fuels or solvent.

ParameterValue
High gradeFirst grade
Density at 20 °С, g/cm3 0.865–0.867 0.864–0.867
Toluene mass fraction, %, min 99.75 99.60
Copper strip corrosion test pass
Impurities, %, max 0.25 0.40
Non-aromatic hydrocarbons, %, max 0.10 0.20
Benzene, %, max 0.10 0.15
Aromatic hydrocarbons C8, %, max 0.05 0.05
Distillation limits 98 % by volume (including pure toluene boiling point - 110,6 °С), °С, max 0.70 0.80
Sulfuric acid colouring, reference scale number, max 0.15 0.20
Aqueous extract reaction neutral
Volatility no residue after evaporation
Total sulfur mass fraction, %, max 0.00015

Supply form: Colorless mobile volatile liquid with a pungent odor.

Packaging: Petroleum toluene is shipped in railway tank-cars and tank-trucks.

Transportation: Petroleum toluene is transported by railway tank-cars and tank trucks.

Storage: Stored in metal containers under conditions in accordance with the storage of flammable substances.