Encyclopedic Dictionary of Polymers

2011 Edition
| Editors: Jan W. Gooch

Rhus Vernicifera

  • Jan W. Gooch
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4419-6247-8_10041

n C22H31O3. Chinese tree which delivers a milky type of liquid. When the water is removed, a dark oily liquid is obtained, which yields a tough flexible film on atmospheric oxidation. The chief constituent of the film-forming material is an unsaturated phenol–acid–urushiol. The liquid is used for the preparation of Japanese lacquer.

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  • Jan W. Gooch
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  1. 1.AtlantaUSA