Rosin is brittle and friable, with a faint
piney odor. It is typically a glassy
solid, though some rosins will form crystals, especially when brought into
solution. Rosin mainly consists of different resin acids, especially abietic
acid with general formula of C20H30O2
Insoluble in water; freely soluble in alcohol,
benzene, ether, chloroform, glacial acetic acid, oils, carbon disulfide, dilute solutions of
fixed alkali hydroxides. Low toxicity. Hard and friable at room temperature;
soft and very sticky when warm. Combustible.
Chief constituents: Resin acids of the abietic
and pimaric types, having the general formula of C20H30O2
, and having phenanthrene nucleus.
Melting and Flammability:
The practical melting point varies with different specimens, some
being semi-fluid at the temperature of boiling water, others melting at 100°C to
150°C. It is very flammable (Flashpoint 187ºC), burning with a smoky flame, so
care should be taken when melting it.
combines with caustic alkalis to form salts
(rosinates or pinates) that are known as rosin soaps.
Miscibility and compatibility
Natural Gum Rosin or Pine rosin is compatible
and miscible with many different chemicals and oils including the following:
- Almond Oil
- Balsam Peru oil
- Bees Wax
- Carnauba Wax
- Mineral Oils and Waxes (Paraffin)
- Canola Oil
- Caster Oil
- Cedar oil
- Coconut Oil and coconut butter
- Calcium Carbonate
- Corn Starch
- Dammar Gum (or Dammar Varnish)
- Ethanol (Ethyl Alcohol)
- Essential oils (Lavender oil, Rosemary
oil, Peppermint oil, Eucalyptus oil)
- Grape seed oil
- Jojoba oil
- Linseed Oil
- Methanol (Methyl Alcohol)
- Olive Oil
- Palm Oil
- Stearic Acid
- Soybean oil (Hydrogenated)
- Sunflower Oil
- Titanium Dioxide
- Talcum Powder
- Vitamin E
- Many other alcohols and vegetable oils are
also miscible with rosin.
Where to buy gum rosin or pine rosin?
Where to buy Rosin?
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