CHARACTERISTICES

Its other names are:

  • Methyl benzene, phenyl methane
  • Colorless liquid crystals having benzene like odor

DENSITY

  • 0.866

BOINLING POINT

  • 110.7 OC

FLASH POINT

  • Minus 94.5 OC

REFRECTAVIBE INDEX

  • 1.497

AUTO IGNITION TEMPRETURE

  • 536 OC

SOLUBILITY

  • It is soluble in alcohol, benzene and ether
  • Insoluble in water

PREPARATION

  • It is obtained by the catalytic reformation of petroleum
  • Also obtains by the distillation of coal tar light oil.

GRADES

  • Pure, commercial, industrial and scintillation

CAUTION

  • It catches fire and proves to be explosive in nature.
  • Also can prove to be poisonous if gets in body through breath or skin.

USES

  • It is used in gasoline and hi-octane blending stock, benzene and phenol, plastic toys, making chemical compound, screen manufacturing, color making , production of medicines, perfume making, explosives
  • This chemical compound also acts as rubber and vinyl solvent, gum, resins and oils solvent, di solvent in nitro cellulose lacquers, paint and coating solvent.

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