An obsolete name for an aromatic solvent mixture primarily composed of benzene. The industrial grade distillation fraction contains about 65% benzene, 33% toluene plus 2% other aromatic compounds including pyridine and thiophene.
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Hazards and Safety
Highly toxic. Carcinogenic.
Sources Checked for Data in Record
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