Encyclopedic Dictionary of Polymers

2011 Edition
| Editors: Jan W. Gooch

Beeswax

  • Jan W. Gooch
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4419-6247-8_1180

\bēz-waks\ n (1676) Mixture of crude cerotic acid and myricin separated from honey. It is a soft natural wax, with a mp of 63°C, an acid value usually below 20, a saponification value of 90–95, and a very low iodine value of 6–13.

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  • Jan W. Gooch
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  1. 1.AtlantaUSA