Burgundy pitch

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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

Physical and Chemical Properties

Soluble in ethanol, acetone.

Resources and Citations

  • 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