[tol-yoo-ohl, -awl]

noun Chemistry.

the commercial form of toluene.

Origin of toluol

First recorded in 1835–45; tolu + -ol2 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for toluol

Historical Examples of toluol

  • The paraffin must be removed by toluol before proceeding further.

  • The toluol was used mostly in the manufacture of trinitrotoluol for use in Europe.

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    Edwin E. Slosson

  • Iodine-eosine is a red compound easily soluble in water, which is not soluble in ether, chloroform, or toluol.

  • From these sources the monthly production of toluol in 1920 would have been increased by 600,000 pounds a month.

British Dictionary definitions for toluol



another name for toluene
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