CAS: 8006-64-2 EINECS: 232-350-7 HS.CODE: 38051010 Molecular Formula:C12H20O7*Molar Mass 136.24*.(*=approx)
Turpentine is a clear, flammable liquid, with a pungent odour and bitter taste. It is immiscible with water and has a boiling point above 150°C. Turpentine is a mixture of organic compounds, mainly terpenes, and its composition can vary considerably (more so than rosin) according to the species of pine from which it was derived.However, like rosin it is a very versatile material chemical and nowadays, it is used mostly after further processing.It usually undergoes fractional distillation to isolate the desirable chemicals (mainly alpha-pinene and beta-pinene) which are then transformed into value-added derivatives.
- New GI Drum, 180 kg net each.
- HDPE Drum, 172kg net each.
- avoid contact with light
- keep separated from incompatible substances
- store and handle in accordance with all current regulations and standards.
- store in a cool, dry place
- store in a tightly closed container
- avoid all possible sources of ignition (spark or flame)
Appearance Transparent clear oily liquid
Color, Gardner Water white to slightly yellow
Acid Value, mgKOH/g 0.5 max
Refractive Index, @ n20/D 1.467 to 1.471
Relative Density, @ d20/4 0.870
Distilling Point, °C 150 min
Distillation Range, @170°C, % v/v 90 min
Contents of α Pinene and β Pinene, GLC. 25% to 35%, 5% to 8%
Application and Uses:
- Turpentine is used in whole form, usually as a solvent for paints and varnishes or as a cleaning agent.
- The derivatives are widely used in fragrance, flavor, vitamin and polyterpene resin manufacture, and form the basis of a substantial and growing chemical industry.
- The biggest single turpentine derivative, synthetic pine oil, is used in disinfectants, cleaning agents and other products with a ‘pine’ odor.
- Many derivatives, including isobornyl acetate, camphor, linalool, citral, citronellol, citronellal and menthol are used either on their own or in the elaboration of other fragrance and flavor compounds.
- A few of the minor constituents of turpentine, such as anethole, are employed for fragrance or flavor use without the need for chemical modification.