A lightweight hydrocarbon solvent distilled from Boghead coal. Boghead coal is an organic-containing mineral between oil shale and coal, originally mined at Bathgate in Scotland. It has a high percentage of volatile aliphatic and olefinic hydrocarbons.
Synonyms and Related Terms
photogen; paraffin oil; torbanite oil; boghead oil;
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