Gum Turpentines

Derived from

Pine trees (different species)

Main growing areas:

China, Brazil, Indonesia

Turpentine, also called spirit of turpentine, oil of turpentine, wood turpentine and colloquially turps, is a fluid obtained by the distillation of resin from live trees, mainly pines. It is mainly used as a solvent and as a source of materials for organic synthesis.

Turpentine is composed of terpenes, mainly the monoterpenes alpha-pinene and beta-pinene with lesser amounts of carene, camphene, dipentene, and terpinolene.

Main applications:

  • Fragrances
  • Paints
  • Solvents
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