Definition of Ligroin

1. n. A trade name applied somewhat indefinitely to some of the volatile products obtained in refining crude petroleum. It is a complex and variable mixture of several hydrocarbons, generally boils below 170° Fahr., and is more inflammable than safe kerosene. It is used as a solvent, as a carburetant for air gas, and for illumination in special lamps.



Definition of Ligroin

1. Noun. (obsolete) a petroleum fraction boiling 75°-125°C used as a solvent and fuel ¹

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Definition of Ligroin

1. a flammable liquid [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Ligroin

lignones
lignophagia
lignosae
lignose
lignoses
lignosulfonate
lignosulfonates
lignotuber
lignotubers
lignous
lignum
lignum-vitae
lignum rhodium
lignum vitae
lignums
ligroin (current term)
ligroine
ligroines
ligroins
ligs
ligula
ligulae
ligular
ligularia
ligularias
ligulas
ligulate
ligulated
ligule
ligules

Literary usage of Ligroin

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1. The Chemical News and Journal of Industrial ScienceChemistry (1907)
"Others, such as that between ethyl phthalate and camphor, require many hours or days in ligroin solution, but take place easily when the materials are ..."

2. Neues Handwörterbuch der Chemie by Karl Hell, Carl Haussermann (1890)
"Sie bildet grosse wasserhelle Prismen, leicht löslich in kaltem Wasser, Alkohol oder Eisessig, weniger in Aether und Benzol, nicht in ligroin. ..."

3. Clinical Guide by George Frederick Laidlaw (1913)
"ligroin is a light hydrocarbon oil. When a light hydrocarbon is shaken with a liquid ... Add enough ligroin to make a layer 3 to 5 millimeters thick. ..."

4. Chemical Abstracts by American Chemical Society (1916)
"... from the oxime and HNO3 (dii) at room temp., light yellow crystals from ligroin, m. 135°; acetate, yellowish white needles from ligroin and C,He, m. ..."

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