Record Information
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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
MethylbenzeneChEBI
PhenylmethaneChEBI
ToluenChEBI
ToluolChEBI
Methyl-benzeneHMDB
Methylbenzene, 9ciHMDB
MethylbenzolHMDB
Monomethyl benzeneHMDB
Phenyl-methaneHMDB
Benzene, methyl-biospider
Methane, phenyl-biospider
Methylbenzene, 9CIdb_source
Predicted Properties
PropertyValueSource
Water Solubility0.51 g/LALOGPS
logP2.56ALOGPS
logP2.49ChemAxon
logS-2.3ALOGPS
Physiological Charge0ChemAxon
Hydrogen Acceptor Count0ChemAxon
Hydrogen Donor Count0ChemAxon
Polar Surface Area0 ŲChemAxon
Rotatable Bond Count0ChemAxon
Refractivity31.1 m³·mol⁻¹ChemAxon
Polarizability10.97 ųChemAxon
Number of Rings1ChemAxon
BioavailabilityYesChemAxon
Rule of FiveYesChemAxon
Ghose FilterYesChemAxon
Veber's RuleYesChemAxon
MDDR-like RuleYesChemAxon
Chemical FormulaC7H8
IUPAC nametoluene
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
Description belongs to the class of organic compounds known as toluenes. Toluenes are compounds containing a benzene ring which bears a methane group.
KingdomOrganic compounds
Super ClassBenzenoids
ClassBenzene and substituted derivatives
Sub ClassToluenes
Direct ParentToluenes
Alternative Parents
Substituents
  • Toluene
  • Aromatic hydrocarbon
  • Unsaturated hydrocarbon
  • Hydrocarbon
  • Aromatic homomonocyclic compound
Molecular FrameworkAromatic homomonocyclic compounds
External Descriptors
Ontology
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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
Spectra
Spectrum TypeDescriptionSplash KeyView
GC-MSGC-MS Spectrum - EI-B (Non-derivatized)splash10-0006-9000000000-21366c9a473a72238c27JSpectraViewer | MoNA
GC-MSGC-MS Spectrum - EI-B (Non-derivatized)splash10-0006-9000000000-52239a45c9c9b566eb6bJSpectraViewer | MoNA
GC-MSGC-MS Spectrum - EI-B (Non-derivatized)splash10-0006-9000000000-9484aa3a95c9d0168f91JSpectraViewer | MoNA
GC-MSGC-MS Spectrum - CI-B (Non-derivatized)splash10-0006-9200000000-40a95d60297275bbf5b7JSpectraViewer | MoNA
GC-MSGC-MS Spectrum - EI-B (Non-derivatized)splash10-0006-9000000000-21366c9a473a72238c27JSpectraViewer | MoNA
GC-MSGC-MS Spectrum - EI-B (Non-derivatized)splash10-0006-9000000000-52239a45c9c9b566eb6bJSpectraViewer | MoNA
GC-MSGC-MS Spectrum - EI-B (Non-derivatized)splash10-0006-9000000000-9484aa3a95c9d0168f91JSpectraViewer | MoNA
GC-MSGC-MS Spectrum - CI-B (Non-derivatized)splash10-0006-9200000000-40a95d60297275bbf5b7JSpectraViewer | MoNA
Predicted GC-MSPredicted GC-MS Spectrum - GC-MS (Non-derivatized) - 70eV, Positivesplash10-0006-9000000000-4e58dd253dfd47768489JSpectraViewer
Predicted LC-MS/MSPredicted LC-MS/MS Spectrum - 10V, Positivesplash10-0006-9000000000-1f40b8989b6d02b683a7JSpectraViewer
Predicted LC-MS/MSPredicted LC-MS/MS Spectrum - 20V, Positivesplash10-0006-9000000000-55a3cd8f1a8934fefca2JSpectraViewer
Predicted LC-MS/MSPredicted LC-MS/MS Spectrum - 40V, Positivesplash10-00kf-9000000000-32369d8d8789022995d6JSpectraViewer
Predicted LC-MS/MSPredicted LC-MS/MS Spectrum - 10V, Negativesplash10-0006-9000000000-ac6c69ea19d94fcc4befJSpectraViewer
Predicted LC-MS/MSPredicted LC-MS/MS Spectrum - 20V, Negativesplash10-0006-9000000000-ac6c69ea19d94fcc4befJSpectraViewer
Predicted LC-MS/MSPredicted LC-MS/MS Spectrum - 40V, Negativesplash10-0006-9000000000-65b85e7431f79c0337cfJSpectraViewer
MSMass Spectrum (Electron Ionization)splash10-0006-9000000000-93f195a62ea6129f7e07JSpectraViewer | MoNA
1D NMR1H NMR SpectrumNot AvailableJSpectraViewer
1D NMR13C NMR SpectrumNot AvailableJSpectraViewer
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
Biological Effects and Interactions
Health Effects / Bioactivities
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).