Fatty acid pitch

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A dark brown to black residue left after the production of soaps and candles from Fatty acid oils and fats. Fatty acid pitch is used in black paints, varnishes, and tarred paper as well as for a waterproofing agent, sealant, and rubber filler.

Synonyms and Related Terms

brea de acidos grasos (Esp.)

Physical and Chemical Properties

Soluble in naphtha and carbon disulfide.

Resources and Citations

  • Richard S. Lewis, Hawley's Condensed Chemical Dictionary, Van Nostrand Reinhold, New York, 10th ed., 1993

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