Viscosity of linseed oil as a function of mineral spirits and temperature

  • T. Gallagher
  • D. E. Kline

Abstract and Summary

The viscosities of raw linseed oil, boiled linseed oil, and combinations of raw or boiled linseed oil with mineral spirits were measured as a function of temperature. In general, the viscosity data for these solutions were found to follow the equation n=BeE/RT, where n is viscosity, B is a constant, E is the activation energy of flow, and T is absolute temperature. The viscosity values interpolated from the regression equations at 25 C, 40 C, and 60 C were analyzed as a function of percent mineral spirits for raw and boiled linseed oils. The results suggest that linseed oilmineral spirits mixtures behave as ideal solutions.


Viscosity Data Multiple Regression Equation Newtonian Liquid Single Slope Mineral Spirit 
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© The American Oil chemists’ society 1977

Authors and Affiliations

  • T. Gallagher
    • 1
  • D. E. Kline
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Material SciencePennsylvania State UniversityUniversity Park
  2. 2.School of Forest ResourcesPennsylvania State UniversityUniversity Park

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