White Spirit

IUPAC Name: Bitumen

HS Code: 2713.20.00

Appearance: Black, Sticky, and Viscous Semi-Solid

CAS No: 8052-42-4

Common Names: Asphaltene, Mineral Pitch, Asphalt

Bitumen, also known as asphalt, is a black, sticky, and viscous semi-solid or liquid form oil-based substance. It is a semi-solid substance and is stable at ambient temperatures. There are six major kinds of bitumen according to their applications: paving grade bitumen, cutback bitumen, bitumen emulsions, modified bitumen, polymer modified binders, and multi-grade bitumen.

IUPAC Name: White Spirit

HS Code: 2710.11.21

Appearance: Clear Colorless Liquid

CAS No: 64475-85-0

Common Names: Mineral Spirit

White spirit is a transparent, clear, and petroleum-derived liquid with a detectable characteristic odor. It is composed of complex hydrocarbon mixtures produced by hydro-treating petroleum cut and obtained by the distillation from naphtha and kerosene components of crude petroleum.

It is used as a solvent in paint & varnish industries due to its ability to dissolve all kinds of paints and varnishes. It is also used as a solvent for coloring ink, and cleansing any metalwork. White Spirit also acts as a raw material to manufacture polish for shoes, floors, and furniture.

Property Units Value
Appearance Clear, colorless liquid
Density (at 15 0C) Kg/m3 770 – 810
Distillation, IBP 0C 140 (min)
Distillation, FBP 0C 190 (max))
Flash Point, ABEL 0C 28
Color saybolt 0C 25
Aromatic content %(v/v) 10 (max)
Aniline point 0C 53 – 58


Petroleum Petrochemical