Turpentine (C10H16) is a fluid obtained by the distillation of resin obtained from live trees, mainly pines. Because it is flammable, we recommend a safe chemical storage building that meets specific regulations for storing Turpentine. Please review our fire rated products: Flammable storage, FIRELoc, DRUMLoc

Turpentine Storing Details

  • Flammable Details: Flammable and combustible
  • Storage Details: Keep separated from incompatible substances, such as oxidizers. Store and handle in accordance with all current regulations and standards. Store in compliant, approved flammables storage buildings, separated from oxidizers and sources of ignition.
  • Compatible Details: Strong oxidizers, chlorine, chromic anhydride, stannic chloride, chromyl chloride
  • Description: Turpentine (also called spirit of turpentine, oil of turpentine, and wood turpentine) is a fluid obtained by the distillation of resin obtained from live trees, mainly pines. It is composed of terpenes, mainly the monoterpenes alpha-pinene and beta-pinene with lesser amounts of carene, camphene, dipentene, and terpinolene.[1] It is sometimes colloquially known as turps.[2]
  • Classification: CLASS 3
  • Brand Name: Winsor & Newton

Turpentine Properties

Formula Density Boiling Point; IUPAC ID Molar Mass Soluble In Melting Point
C10H16 0.855-0.863 g/cm³ 302 to 32°F n/a 136 g/mol Insoluble -76 to -5°F

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