Toluene , formerly known as toluol, is a colorless, water-insoluble liquid with the smell associated with paint thinners. It is a mono-substituted benzene derivative, As such, its IUPAC systematic name is methylbenzene. It is an aromatic hydrocarbon.
Toluene is mainly used as a precursor to benzene. The process involves hydrodealkylation.it is used as Precursor to other chemicals,Solvent ,Fuel and Niche applications,