Author Topic: Gum Sprits  (Read 2889 times)

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Gum Sprits
« on: December 30, 2003, 06:34:00 PM »
Swig was wonder if he could use gum spirits (turpentine) to do acid base extractions,  all the msds say is don't mix with chlorine and strong oxd.


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Not good
« Reply #1 on: December 30, 2003, 08:10:00 PM »
It is not suitable for such purposes, as turpentine is relatively high-boiling, contains a lot of impurities and has low solvent power (due to it being very non polar). It is even a worse solvent than xylene.


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not to mention
« Reply #2 on: January 01, 2004, 08:04:00 PM »
not to mention that it completely and utterly stinks up the lab... worst smell of all the NPs SWIC has ever used, yuck