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Chemical Abstract Number (CAS #) 8006642
CASRN 8006-64-2
SynonymsTurpentine
Oil of turpentine
Molecular FormulaUVCB

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Use SOLVENT FOR OILS, RESINS, VARNISHES, VEHICLE FOR PAINTS IN PERFUMERY, SPRAYS, DEODORIZERS STEAM-DISTILLED TURPENTINE USED IN CANDY, 11 PPM; BAKED GOODS, 10-20 PPM; CHEWING GUM, 7.1 PPM. CHEM INT FOR SYNTHETIC PINE OIL CHEM INT FOR POLYTERPENE RESINS CHEM INT FOR PINENE-BASED PERFUMES & FLAVORS CHEM INT FOR OTHER TERPENES USED IN PHARMACEUTICALS COMPONENT OF POLISHES, OILS, & INKS Used in expectorant formulations. As constituent of stimulating ointments. Insecticide. In production of synthetic camphor. Chemical feedstock for manufacture of cleaning materials, putty, mastics, cutting and grinding fluids
Consumption Patterns CHEM INT FOR SYNTHETIC PINE OIL, 48%; CHEM INT FOR TOXAPHENE, 16%; CHEM INT FOR BETA-PINENE RESINS, 15%; CHEM INT FOR PINENE-BASED PERFUMES & FLAVORS, 10%; OTHER USES (EG, COMPONENT OF POLISHES, OILS, INKS, & PAINTS), 11% (1981)
Apparent Color COLORLESS LIQUID
Odor CHARACTERISTIC ODOR BECOMING MORE PRONOUNCED & LESS AGREEABLE ON AGING OR EXPOSURE TO AIR
Boiling Point 154-170 DEG C
Melting Point -50 TO -60 DEG C
Density 0.854-0.868 @ 25 DEG/25 DEG C
Sensitivity Data Skin irritant: can cause dermatitis or chemical burns; it can penetrate the skin to cause systemic effects. Short-term exposure: overexposure to turpentine may cause irritation to the eyes, nose, throat, and lungs.

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