Sperm Oil
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Title: Sperm Oil
Literature References: From sperm whale. Constit. Esters of fatty acids; small quantities of spermaceti.
Properties: Yellow, thin liquid; slight fishy odor if not of good quality. d 0.875-0.884. Sapon no. 123-147. Iodine no. 80-84. Insoluble in water, cold alcohol, or petr ether; sol in chloroform, ether.
Density: d 0.875-0.884
Use: As lubricant, in lamps, hardening steel, manuf soap.

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