Burgundy pitch

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Description

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.

See also burgundy turpentine, and balsam.

Synonyms and Related Terms

scrape resin

Other Properties

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

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