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Toluene, Optima™ for HPLC and GC, Fisher Chemical

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Amber Glass/Safe-Cote; 4L

High purity and versatile solvent suitable for HPLC, spectrophotometry, and pesticide residue analysis

  • Screened for fluorescing and UV-absorbing contaminants to reduce interferences for smoother baselines
  • Tested by GC-ECD to ensure minimum halogenated residue levels (≤10 ng/L) to demonstrate suitability for pesticide analysis
  • Also meets ACS specifications
  • Intended for research use only
Absorbance 0.005 AU max. at 350nm, 0.02 AU max. at 325nm, 0.1 AU max. at 300nm, 1 AU max. at 285nm
CAS 108-88-3
Additional Information Vapor Pressure: 29mbar at 20°C
Assay Percent Range ≥99.8 %
Molecular Formula C7H8
Linear Formula C6H5CH3
MDL Number MFCD00008512
Synonym methylbenzene, toluol, phenylmethane, benzene, methyl, methylbenzol, methacide, toluen, antisal 1a, tolu-sol, monomethyl benzene
Benzene 0.05% max.
IUPAC Name toluene
Molecular Weight (g/mol) 92.14
PubChem CID 1140
Formula Weight 92.14
Physical Form Liquid
Percent Purity ≥99.8%
Grade High purity mobile phase for HPLC and/or extraction solvent for GC applications
Density 0.866g/cm³
Identification Pass Test
Packaging Safe-Cote™ Amber Glass 
Pesticide Residue Analysis 10ng/L max.
Refractive Index 1.4930 to 1.4950 (at 25°C)
Residue after Evaporation 1ppm max.
Substances Darkened by H2SO4 Pass Test
Sulfur Compounds 0.003% max.
Vapor Pressure 29mbar at 20°C
Water 0.02% max.
Viscosity 0.6 mPa/s at 20°C
Certificate of Analysis Certificate of Lot Analysis included with each bottle; UV and other chromatograms available on request.
Boiling Point 111°C
Color Colorless
Melting Point -95°C
Quantity 4L
Chemical Name or Material Toluene
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Emergency Overview
Flammable liquid and vapor. Causes eye, skin, and respiratory tract irritation. Vapors may cause drowsiness and dizziness. Aspiration hazard if swallowed - can enter lungs and cause damage. Danger of serious damage to health by prolonged exposure. Possible risk of harm to the unborn child. May cause adverse kidney effects. May cause adverse liver effects.
Health:2 Flammability:3 Instability:0

Signal Word: DANGER!

DOTInformation : DOT Class 3, : Flammable Liquid