Encyclopedic Dictionary of Polymers

2011 Edition
| Editors: Jan W. Gooch

Bitumen

  • Jan W. Gooch
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4419-6247-8_1347

\bә-tyu-mәn, bī-, -tu-, esp British alsobit-yә-\ n [ME bithumen mineral pitch, fr. L bitumen-, bitumen] (15c) Hydrocarbon material of natural or pyrogenous origin, or combinations of both, frequently accompanied by their nonmetallic derivatives, which may be gaseous, liquid, semisolid, or solid and which is completely soluble in carbon disulfide. See  Asphalt,  Elaterite,  Gilsonite, and  Rafaelite.

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  • Jan W. Gooch
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  1. 1.AtlantaUSA