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Creation date2010-04-08 22:10:11 UTC
Update date2020-09-17 15:35:48 UTC
Primary IDFDB012454
Secondary Accession Numbers
  • FDB004976
Chemical Information
FooDB NameToluene
DescriptionToluene, also known as methylbenzene or toluol, belongs to the class of organic compounds known as toluenes. Although toluene has been detected in all living species, ranging from bacteria to humans, its main application is as a solvent for many industrial products, such as glues, paints, veterinary drugs, insecticides and agrochemicals. Toluene is a compound constituted by a benzene ring bearing a methyl group. In veterinary, toluene is used for the removal of ascarids (Toxocara canis and Toxascaris leonina) and hookworms (Ancylostoma caninum and Uncinaria stenocephala) and as an aid in removing tapeworms (Taenia pisiformis, Dipylidium caninum, and Echinococcus granulosus) from dogs and cats. Toluene is a sweet and paint tasting compound. Toluene is found in the highest concentration within several different plant sources, such as black walnuts, rosemaries, and corianders. Toluene has also been detected, but not quantified, in several different foods, such as prickly pears, citrus, yellow bell peppers, apples, and garden tomato.
CAS Number108-88-3
Structure
Thumb
Synonyms
SynonymSource
Benzene, methyl-biospider
Methane, phenyl-biospider
Methyl-benzeneHMDB
MethylbenzeneChEBI
Methylbenzene, 9CIdb_source
Methylbenzolbiospider
Monomethyl benzenebiospider
Phenyl-methaneHMDB
Phenylmethanebiospider
ToluenChEBI
Toluolmanual
Predicted PropertiesNot Available
Chemical FormulaC7H8
IUPAC name
InChI IdentifierInChI=1S/C7H8/c1-7-5-3-2-4-6-7/h2-6H,1H3
InChI KeyYXFVVABEGXRONW-UHFFFAOYSA-N
Isomeric SMILESCC1=CC=CC=C1
Average Molecular Weight92.1384
Monoisotopic Molecular Weight92.062600256
Classification
ClassificationNot classified
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Physico-Chemical Properties - Experimental
Physico-Chemical Properties - Experimental
PropertyValueReference
Physical stateLiquid
Physical DescriptionNot Available
Mass CompositionC 91.25%; H 8.75%DFC
Melting PointFp -95°DFC
Boiling PointBp14.56 14.5°DFC
Experimental Water Solubility0.526 mg/mL at 25 oCSANEMASA,I et al. (1982)
Experimental logP2.73HANSCH,C ET AL. (1995)
Experimental pKapKa 54 (MeCN)DFC
Isoelectric pointNot Available
ChargeNot Available
Optical RotationNot Available
Spectroscopic UV DataNot Available
Densityd204 0.87DFC
Refractive Indexn20D 1.4967DFC
Spectra
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EI-MS/GC-MSNot Available
MS/MSNot Available
NMRNot Available
ChemSpider ID1108
ChEMBL IDCHEMBL9113
KEGG Compound IDC01455
Pubchem Compound ID1140
Pubchem Substance IDNot Available
ChEBI ID17578
Phenol-Explorer IDNot Available
DrugBank IDDB01900
HMDB IDHMDB34168
CRC / DFC (Dictionary of Food Compounds) IDHGZ44-X:HGZ44-X
EAFUS IDNot Available
Dr. Duke IDMETHYLBENZENE|TOLUENE
BIGG IDNot Available
KNApSAcK IDNot Available
HET IDMBN
Food Biomarker OntologyNot Available
VMH IDNot Available
Flavornet ID108-88-3
GoodScent IDrw1290031
SuperScent IDNot Available
Wikipedia IDToluene
Phenol-Explorer Metabolite IDNot Available
Duplicate IDSNot Available
Old DFC IDSNot Available
Associated Foods
FoodContent Range AverageReference
FoodReference
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DescriptorIDDefinitionReference
encephalopathicDUKE
neurotoxic50910 A poison that interferes with the functions of the nervous system.CHEBI
EnzymesNot Available
PathwaysNot Available
MetabolismNot Available
BiosynthesisNot Available
Organoleptic Properties
Flavours
FlavorCitations
paint
  1. Arn, H, Acree TE. “Flavornet: A database of aroma compounds based on odor potency in natural products”. Developments in Food Science 40 (1998): 27. doi:10.1016/S0167-4501(98)80029-0
sweet
  1. The Good Scents Company (2009). Flavor and fragrance information catalog. <http://www.thegoodscentscompany.com/allprod.html> Accessed 15.10.23.
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References
Synthesis ReferenceNot Available
General ReferenceNot Available
Content Reference— Duke, James. 'Dr. Duke's Phytochemical and Ethnobotanical Databases. United States Department of Agriculture.' Agricultural Research Service, Accessed April 27 (2004).