Analytes - benzene

benzene: CAS No. 71-43-2, C6H6, molecular weight 78.11, boiling point 80.1°C, density 0.88gm/mL, vapor pressure 94.8mm Hg at 25°C, flash point -11°C, autoignition temperature 498°C, slightly water soluble is a clear colorless aromatic hydrocarbon liquid derived from petroleum used in the production of gasoline and the manufacturing of many industrial chemicals such as polymers, detergents, pesticides pharmaceuticals, dyes, plastics and resins. It is most frequently measured in water, air, gasoline and soil to comply with environmental regulations. Due to its volatility, it is most often measured using GC/FID, PID and GC/MS methods specified by regulatory agencies like the U.S. EPA.