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An obsolete name for an aromatic solvent mixture primarily composed of benzene. The industrial grade distillation fraction contains about 65% benzene, 33% toluene plus 2% other aromatic compounds including pyridine and thiophene.

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Hazards and Safety

Highly toxic. Carcinogenic.

Sources Checked for Data in Record

  • R. J. Gettens, G.L. Stout, Painting Materials, A Short Encyclopaedia, Dover Publications, New York, 1966
  • G.S.Brady, Materials Handbook, McGraw-Hill Book Co., New York, 1971 Comment: p. 97
  • Richard S. Lewis, Hawley's Condensed Chemical Dictionary, Van Nostrand Reinhold, New York, 10th ed., 1993
  • Random House, Webster's Encyclopedic Unabridged Dictionary of the English Language, Grammercy Book, New York, 1997

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