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Turpentine Properties


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Turpentine (also called spirit of turpentine, oil of turpentine, and wood turpentine) is a fluid obtained by the distillation of resin obtained from trees, mainly pine trees. It is composed of terpenes, mainly the monoterpenes alpha-pinene and beta-pinene. It is sometimes known colloquially as turps, but this more often refers to turpentine substitute (or mineral turpentine).

Chemical Properties

Appearance Colourless liquid
Boiling Point 155 - 185 C
CAS Number 8006-64-2
Class 3
Density 0.860~0.875
EINECS Number 232-350-7
Melting Point -60 ~ -50 C
Molar Mass 136.24(approx)
Molecular Formula C12H20O7(approx.)
NFPA 704 H-1,F-3,R-0,C-NA
RTECS Number YO8400000
Synonyms Turpentine,Turpentine oil; Turpentine, oil; Essential oils, turpentine; G 4134; GumTerpene N; Gum turpentine, oils; Oil of turpentine; Spirits of turpentine;Terpentine oil; Turpentine spirits