What is Paraffin Wax?
Paraffin wax is a mixture of hydrocarbons extracted from some distillates of petroleum, shale oil or other bituminous mineral oils. The main component is solid alkanes, odorless and tasteless, and it is a white or light yellow translucent solid. Paraffin is non-crystalline but has a distinct crystalline structure. Another artificial paraffin.
Paraffin wax is a kind of petroleum processing products, a kind of mineral wax, and a kind of petroleum wax. It is a flaky or needle-like crystal obtained from lubricating oil distilled from crude oil distillation through solvent refining, solvent dewaxing or wax freeze crystallization, press dewaxing to obtain wax paste, and then solvent deoiling and refining. Used to make higher fatty acids, higher alcohols, matches, candles, waterproofing agents, ointments, electrical insulation materials, etc. Paraffin wax is divided into food grade (food grade and packaging grade, the former is excellent) and industrial grade, food grade is non-toxic, and industrial grade is inedible.
Paraffin wax is a mixture of solid higher alkanes, the molecular formula of the main component is CnH2n+2, where n=17~35. The main components are linear alkanes, and there are a small amount of individual branched alkanes and single-ring cycloalkanes with long side chains; the linear alkanes are mainly n-docosane (C22H46) and n-octadecane (C28H58) .
Paraffin does not react with common chemical agents, but can burn. Catalytic cracking can be used in industry.
Paraffin wax, also known as crystal wax, is a non-polar solvent soluble in gasoline, carbon disulfide, xylene, ether, benzene, chloroform, carbon tetrachloride, naphtha, etc., and insoluble in polar solvents such as water and methanol .
A mixture of hydrocarbons with about 18 to 30 carbon atoms, the main components of which are linear alkanes (about 80% to 95%), and a small amount of alkanes with individual branched chains and monocyclic cycloalkanes with long side chains ( The total content of the two is less than 20%). Paraffin wax is obtained from lubricating oil distilled from crude oil through solvent refining, solvent dewaxing or wax freeze crystallization, press dewaxing to obtain a wax paste, and then deoiled and supplemented with flaky or needle crystals. According to the degree of processing and refining, it can be divided into three types: fully refined paraffin wax, semi-refined paraffin wax and crude paraffin wax.
Each type of wax is divided into different varieties according to the melting point, generally every 2°C, such as 52, 54, 56, 58 and other grades. Crude paraffin has a high oil content and is mainly used in the manufacture of matches, fiberboards, tarpaulins, etc. Fully refined paraffin wax and semi-refined paraffin wax are widely used, mainly used as components and packaging materials of food, oral medicine and some commodities (such as wax paper, crayons, candles, carbon paper), coating materials for baking containers, and used for fruit preservation , Insulation of electrical components, improvement of rubber aging resistance and flexibility. It can also be used for oxidation to generate synthetic fatty acids.
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