The residue remaining after the steam distillation of the balsam (Bordeaux turpentine) from the French Maritime pine trees, Pinus maritinus. Burgundy pitch is very tacky and has been used as a cement.
Synonyms and Related Terms
Soluble in ethanol, acetone.
Sources Checked for Data in Record
- Richard S. Lewis, Hawley's Condensed Chemical Dictionary, Van Nostrand Reinhold, New York, 10th ed., 1993
- John S. Mills, Raymond White, The Organic Chemistry of Museum Objects, Butterworth Heineman, London, 2nd ed., 1994
- Art and Architecture Thesaurus Online, http://www.getty.edu/research/tools/vocabulary/aat/, J. Paul Getty Trust, Los Angeles, 2000