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- n. oil of turpentine
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Oil of turpentine. See turpentine.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Same as levopinene. See pinene.
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French spirits of turpentine is mainly composed of terebenthene.
It has the same boiling point and sp.gr. as terebenthene, but is without action on polarized light.
One part of boron fluoride BF3 instantly converts 160 parts of terebenthene into polymers boiling above 300° C., and optically inactive.
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