Bogshead naphtha

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A lightweight hydrocarbon solvent distilled from Boghead coal. Boghead coal is an organic-containing mineral between oil shale and Coal, originally mined at Bathgate in Scotland. It has a high percentage of volatile aliphatic and olefinic hydrocarbons.

Synonyms and Related Terms

photogen; paraffin oil; torbanite oil; boghead oil;

Resources and Citations

  • G.S.Brady, Materials Handbook, McGraw-Hill Book Co., New York, 1971
  • Richard S. Lewis, Hawley's Condensed Chemical Dictionary, Van Nostrand Reinhold, New York, 10th ed., 1993
  • Susan E. Schur, Conservation Terminology: A review of Past & Current Nomenclature of Materials, Technology and Conservation, Spring (p.34-39); Summer (p.35-38); Fall (p.25-36), 1985
  • Random House, Webster's Encyclopedic Unabridged Dictionary of the English Language, Grammercy Book, New York, 1997