Encyclopedic Dictionary of Polymers

2011 Edition
| Editors: Jan W. Gooch


  • Jan W. Gooch
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4419-6247-8_1223

n (1) Gum benzoin, as it is more commonly known, is a spirit-soluble resin which appears on the market as Siam, Palembang, Padang, Sumatra and Penang benzoins. It has a very pleasant “vanilla” smell, and it is used partly on account of this, and partly as a plasticizing resin in spirit varnishes. Benzoin is obtained as an exudation from a tree as a result of deliberate incision. See also  Belly Benzoin. (2) (Deprecated) Another name for petroleum benzine.

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  • Jan W. Gooch
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  1. 1.AtlantaUSA