CHARACTERISTICS

  • It is also known as oil of marine
  • Yellow crystals, oil like compound

SOLUBILITY

  • Soluble in alcohol, ether and benzene
  • Less soluble in water

DENSITY

  • 1.19

MELTING POINT

  • 5.70  0C

BOILING POINT

  • 210.8  0C

FLASH POINT

  • 87.7  0C

AUTO IGNITION TEMPERATURE

  • 482  0C

COMPOSITION

  • Obtained by the reaction of sulfuric acid and nitric acid on benzene

GRADES

  • Technical, redistilled

PRECAUTION

  • Poisonous in edible form, absorbs through skin

USES

  • As a solvent of cellulose ether, improve esterification of cellulose acetate, important ingredient of steel polish and boot polish, azo-benzene preparation

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