Encyclopedic Dictionary of Polymers

2011 Edition
| Editors: Jan W. Gooch

Japan Wax

  • Jan W. Gooch
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4419-6247-8_6574

n (1859) Product obtained from the berries of trees indigenous to Japan and China. Although described as a wax, it differs from waxes in composition, in that it is a mixture of triglycerides. Mp, 52°C; sp gr, 0.987/15°C; saponification value, 215; iodine value, 11. (Langenheim JH (2003) Plant resins: Chemistry, evolution ecology and ethnobotany. Timber, Portland, OR; Ash M, Ash I (1982–1983) Encyclopedia of plastics polymers, and resins, vols I–III. Chemical Publishing, New York).

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  • Jan W. Gooch
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  1. 1.AtlantaUSA