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Benzene
General Characteristics

Benzene is manufactured by pyrolysis of oil fractions and subsequent processing of pyrolysis gasoline. It is a transparent, colourless, highly combustible, inflammable, volatile liquid, free of impurities and water.

CAS: 71-43-2

Benzene is used as an intermediate for the production of chemical substances (ethyl benzene, caprolactam, aniline etc.) and is used during its whole life cycle under strictly controlled conditions defined in article 18(4) of Regulation (EC) No 1907/2006 REACH.

The product is classified as hazardous pursuant to Act No. 350/20011 Coll. and corresponding EU legal regulations (Regulation (EC) No 1272/2008 CLP, Directive No 67/548/EHS or Directive No 1999/45/EC.

Quality

Parameter Unit Value Test Method
Benzene % wt. min. 99,9 calculation
Appearance free of visible mechanical impurities    
N-heptane ppm wt. max. 100 gas chromatography
Toluene and methylcyclohexane ppm wt. max. 500 gas chromatography
Density at 15 °C​​ kg/m3 880 - 888 EN ISO 12185
Solidification point °C 5,4 ASTM D 852
Total sulphur ppm wt. max. 1 coulometric titration
Colouring by sulphuric acid g K2Cr2O7/ l max. 0,1 comparison with K2Cr2O7 solutions

Packaging, Storage, Transportation
Benzene is stored in tightly closed, heated storage tanks. It is delivered in steel railway tanks (ordinary or heated, according to temperature conditions).

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​​Business Contact​

Marta Rosul
tel. +48 24 256 66 16 marta.rosul@orlen.pl

 
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