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Is mineral turpentine an acid?

  • No, Mineral turpentine is not an acid. Mineral turpentine is also known as turpentine substitute, turps substitute, or just turps. It is an inexpensive petroleum-based replacement for the vegetable-based turpentine. It is commonly used as paint thinner for thinning oil-based paint and varnishes, cleaning brushes, as an organic solvent in other applications, and as dry cleaning and other industrial cleaning purposes. It is even used as a Larvicidal for Chrysomya megacephala.

    Mineral turpentine is a hydrotreated light distillate of petroleum, and consists of a complex mixture of highly refined hydrocarbon distillates mainly in the C9-C16 range. The material is a clear transparent liquid at room temperature. The liquid is highly volatile and the vapors are flammable. It can be a very dangerous inhalant. It is primarily low aromatic white spirits, or Naptha.

    Specific Gravity = .78
    Distillation Range = 150-210F

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Turpentine_substitute
    http://www.iocl.com/Products/MineralTurpentineOil.aspx
    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12492975
    http://www.alibaba.com/product-free/104344005/MINERAL_TURPENTINE_OIL_MTO_.html

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