Acetylene black

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A carbon-based black soot produced from the burning of acetylene. Acetylene black is produced in anaerobic refractory chambers by the decomposition of acetylene gas preheated to 800° C (1,500° F). It is primarily used in applications requiring high electrical conductivity, such as dry cells. Acetylene black is also used in printing inks, as a filler in rubber and gloss suppressant in paints.

Synonyms and Related Terms

carbon black; thermal black; nero di acetilene (It.)

Physical and Chemical Properties

Similar to benzol black.

Resources and Citations

  • G.S.Brady, Materials Handbook, McGraw-Hill Book Co., New York, 1971 Comment: p. 163
  • Ralph Mayer, A Dictionary of Art Terms and Techniques, Harper and Row Publishers, New York, 1969 (also 1945 printing)

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