Ghedda wax

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Description

Beeswax obtained from Asiatic bees (Mills and White 1994).

Synonyms and Related Terms

East Indian beeswax

Other Properties

Iodine value=5.6-12.6, acid value=5.8-7.9, saponification value=84.5-118.3

Melting Point 60.5-66.4
Density 0.956-0.973
Refractive Index 1.440

Additional Information

J.S. Mills, R.White, The Organic Chemistry of Museum Objects, Butterworth Heinemann, London, 1994.

Sources Checked for Data in Record

  • John S. Mills, Raymond White, The Organic Chemistry of Museum Objects, Butterworth Heineman, London, 2nd ed., 1994
  • CRC Handbook of Chemistry and Physics, Robert Weast (ed.), CRC Press, Boca Raton, Florida, v. 61, 1980 Comment: melting point=60.5-66.4C, density=0.956-0.973, ref. index = 1.440, iodine value=5.6-12.6, acid value=5.8-7.9, saponification value=84.5-118.3

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