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NAPHTHA Definition & Legal Meaning

Definition & Citations:

Volatile and highly flammable hydrocarbon liquid. Mixtures group member derived from coal tar or petroleum in specific distillation ranges. Contain large aromatic compounds’ proportions. Used mainly as solvents and paint thinners, naphthas are also feed stock for petrochemical and plastic industries. Coal tar naphthas are highly toxic. Petroleum naphthas distill between kerosene and gasoline grades.


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