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Mineral Spirits

Mineral Spirits

Mineral Spirits, also known as white spirits or mineral turpentine, is a petroleum-derived solvent commonly used in various applications. It is a clear liquid with a mild odor and serves as a versatile solvent for paints, coatings, varnishes, adhesives, and cleaning products. Mineral Spirits acts as a diluent, degreaser, and cleaner in industrial, automotive, and household applications.

Chemical Formula:

C7H8

CAS Number:

64742-88-7

Synonyms:

Stoddard solvent, White spirit, Paint thinner, Petroleum spirits, Mineral turpentine, Varsol, Naphtha, Solvent naphtha, VM&P naphtha, Hydrocarbon solvent

Characteristics

Melting Point

-65 to -85 °C

Boiling Point

150 to 220 °C

Solubility

Insoluble in water, soluble in organic solvents

Density

0.7 to 0.9 g/cm³

Forms

Liquid

Odor

Mild, characteristic odor

USES AND APPLICATIONS

Key applications

  • Paint and coatings
  • Cleaning and degreasing
  • Adhesive and sealant
  • Industrial maintenance
  • Printing
  • Metalworking
  • Chemical manufacturing
  • Wood finishing
  • Electrical equipment cleaning
  • Asphalt and bitumen

Industries

  • Construction
  • Automotive
  • Manufacturing
  • Printing and publishing
  • Paint and coatings
  • Woodworking
  • Metalworking
  • Chemical
  • Cleaning and janitorial
  • Adhesive and sealant

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