Encyclopedic Dictionary of Polymers

2011 Edition
| Editors: Jan W. Gooch

Kerosene

  • Jan W. Gooch
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4419-6247-8_6638

\ker-ә- sēn\ n [Gk kēros + E –ene (as in camphene)] (1854) (or kerosene) A low viscosity oil distilled from petroleum or shale oil, used as a fuel, paint thinner, and alcohol denaturant. (Handbook of solvents. Wypych G (ed). Chemtec, New York, 2001).

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  • Jan W. Gooch
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  1. 1.AtlantaUSA