Mineral Spirits 66 is a clear, colorless liquid with a kerosene-like odor. It is used to thin paints, in coatings, waxes, inks, degreasing, industrial cleaning and in herbicides.
Mineral Spirits 66 is also classified as a Stoddard solvent. Mineral spirits (U.S.) or white spirits (U.K.), also known as mineral turpentine, turpentine substitute, petroleum spirits, solvent naphtha (petroleum), varsol, or, generically, "paint thinner", is a petroleum-derived common organic solvent.
Artists use mineral spirits as an alternative to turpentine, because it is less flammable and less toxic. Because of interactions with pigments, painters require a higher grade of mineral spirits, including the absence of residual sulfur.
Use to thin oil-based and alkyd-based paints for better flow, penetration and leveling. Use to dilute wax and wax pastes. Use as a cleaner to remove wax and oil. This solvent is recommended to dilute Conservar Isolating / Fnishing Varnish and Conservar Fnishing Varnish. It is also the best solvent to dilute most alkyd paints and mediums.
Use Mineral Spirits 66 to dissolve paint, varnish or mediums, then wash off the residue in warm soapy water, and finally rinse in clean water.
Three different types and three different grades of mineral spirit exist. The type refers to whether the solvent has been subjected to hydrodesulfurization (removal of sulfur) alone (type 1), solvent extraction (type 2) or hydrogenation (type 3). Each type comprises three different grades: low flash grade, regular grade, and high flash grade. The grade is determined by the crude oil used as the starting material and the conditions of distillation.
In addition there is type 0, which is defined as distillation fraction with no further treatment, consisting predominantly of saturated C9 to C12 hydrocarbons with a boiling range of 140–200 °C.
|Mineral Spirit Types|
|CAS No.||EINECS No.||Name||Notes|
|64475-85-0||265-185-4||Mineral spirit type 1|
|64741-92-0||265-095-5||Mineral spirit type 2||Solvent-refined heavy naphtha (petroleum)|
|64742-48-9||265-150-3||Mineral spirit type 3||Hydrotreated heavy naphtha (petroleum)|
|64742-88-7||265-191-7||Mineral spirit type 0||Medium aliphatic solvent naphtha (petroleum)|
|Name||Mineral spirits (Stoddard solvent)|
|Appearance||Clear, colorless liquid|
|Chemical Name||Stoddard solvent|
|Initial boiling point (IBP)||154–182 °C|
|Final boiling point (IBP)||220 °C|
|Average relative molecular mass||140|
|Relative density (at 15 °C)||0.772|
|Flash point||105 °F ( °C)|
|Vapor pressure (at 20 °C)||1.4 kPa|
|Volatility (n-butyl acetate=1)||0.20|
|Autoignition temperature||240 °C|
|Explosion limits (% by volume in air)||0.6–6.5|
|Vapor density (air=1)||4.5–5|
|Refractive index (at 20 °C)||1.41–1.44|
|Viscosity (at 25 °C)||0.74–1.65 cps|
|Solubility (% by weight in water)||< 0.1|
|Aniline point||154 °F (60–75 °C)|
|Reactivity||Reacts with strong oxidizing agents|
|Odor threshold (mg/m3)||–|
WARNING! Contains Petroleum Distillates. Flammable liquid and vapor. Harmful if swallowed, inhaled or absorbed through skin. Affects central nervous system. Causes irritation to skin, eyes and respiratory tract. Overexposure may result in nausea, headache, confusion or instability. Conforms to the health requirements of ASTM D4236.
PRECAUTIONS: Avoid prolonged contact with skin and breathing vapors. Keep away from eyes. Keep away from heat or flame. Use with adequate ventilation. KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN.
FIRST AID: If swallowed do not induce vomiting, get prompt medical attention. If eye irritation occurs, rinse with water 5-10 minutes. If symptoms occur, move to fresh air. If symptoms persist, see a physician. For further health information contact a local poison control center or call 1-800-445-7067.
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California Proposition 65: This product contains a chemical known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm.
WARNING: This product can expose you to chemicals including 100-41-4 Ethylbenzene, 91-20-3 Naphthalene, 71-43-2 Benzene, and 108-88-3 Toluene, which are known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm. For more information go to www.P65Warnings.ca.gov.