isoparaffins


isoparaffins
   A mixture of branched alkanes usually available as a narrow “out” of a distillation. Exxon manufactures a group of products known as “isopars” ranging from isopar A through isopar J. These solvent mixtures have a variety of uses. Gulf Oil manufactures a similar series of solvents, the most commonly available of which is Gulf Lite Charcoal Starter Fluid which is roughly equivalent to Exxon’s isopar G.

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