What is mineral spirits
Mixtures of hydrocarbons make up mineral spirits. It is derived from the refining process of petroleum. The three different grades of white spirits, determined by the crude oil used as starting material and the conditions of distillation, are low-flash, regular, and high-flash. Do not mistake mineral turpentine with turpentine, as the two are markedly and chemically distinct.
White spirits have a low acute toxicity and mainly exist in the irritant class, as inhalation will typically not have fatal effects. Prolonged direct exposure can have mild effects and should be avoided, but the substance is not highly toxic.
- Synonyms: white spirits, mineral turpentine, solvent naphtha, petroleum spirits, Varsol, Stoddard solvent, paint thinner
- INCI: styrene
- Chemicalformula: C8H8
- CAS #: 64742-47-8
- Hazard: non-hazardous
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|Appearance||Clear colorless liquid|
|Oder||characteristic hydrocarbon solvent odor|
|Solubilities||Insoluble in water|
|Boiling point||377°F to 404°F|
|Weight per gallon||6.6696 lbs|
|Grades||exempt, odorless, technical|
Mineral spirits is a mixture of hydrocarbons made from the refining process of petroleum and are used in paints, household, and industrial cleaning suppliers, and for degreasing equipment.
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