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Related to toluene: Toluene diisocyanate
tol·u·ene(tŏl′yo͞o-ēn′) also tol·u·ol (-ôl′, -ōl′, -ŏl′)
A colorless flammable aromatic liquid, C7H8, obtained from coal tar or petroleum and used in aviation fuel and other high-octane fuels, in dyestuffs, explosives, and as a solvent for gums and lacquers. Also called methylbenzene.
(Elements & Compounds) a colourless volatile flammable liquid with an odour resembling that of benzene, obtained from petroleum and coal tar and used as a solvent and in the manufacture of many organic chemicals. Formula: C6H5CH3
[C19: from tolu + -ene, since it was previously obtained from tolu]
a colorless, water-insoluble, flammable liquid, C7H8, used in the manufacture of TNT and other organic compounds.
A colorless liquid hydrocarbon, C7H8, that is poisonous and burns easily. It is used in fuels, explosives, dyes, medicines, and many industrial chemicals.
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|Noun||1.||toluene - a colorless flammable liquid obtained from petroleum or coal tar; used as a solvent for gums and lacquers and in high-octane fuels|
alkylbenzene - organic compound that has an alkyl group bound to a benzene ring