Petroleum wax

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A high molecular hydrocarbon wax derived from petroleum. Examples are Paraffin, Microcrystalline wax, and Petrolatum. See Mineral wax.

Synonyms and Related Terms

cera derivada del petróleo (Esp.); cera minerale (It)

Sources Checked for Data in Record

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

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