CAS Registry Number: 8001-75-0
Additional Names: Purified ozokerite; earth wax; mineral wax; cerosin; cerin
Literature References: A mixture of hydrocarbons of complex composition purified by treatment with concd H2SO4 and filtration through bone-black. Found in Ukraine, Lake Baikal, also in Utah, Texas.
Properties: White or yellow, tasteless, waxy cakes. The white is odorless, the yellow has a slight odor. Fracture is very much like that of white wax. d 0.91-0.92. mp 61-78°. It is very stable toward oxidizing agents. Insol in water; sol in 30 parts abs alcohol; sol in benzene, chloroform, petr ether, hot oils.
Melting point: mp 61-78°
Density: d 0.91-0.92
Use: Substitute for beeswax; for making candles, wax figures; for waxed paper and cloth; in polishes, electrical insulators; waterproofing fabrics; for bottles for hydrofluoric acid; in dentistry for impression and inlay waxes and modeling compounds.