Agent Name

Canada balsam

CAS Number

8007-47-4

Formula

Unspecified

Major Category

Biological Agents

Synonyms

Apies balsamea oleoresin; Balsam Canada; Balsam of fir; Canadian balsam; Canadian balsams; Fir balsam absolute; Balsams, Canada; [ChemIDplus] Canadian turpentine; [Merck Index] Canada Balsam; [Alfa Aesar MSDS]

Category

Plant Oils and Extracts

Description

Yellowish to greenish, transparent liquid; Slightly fluorescent with an agreeable odor like pine; Gradually solidifies on exposure to air; [Merck Index]

Sources/Uses

Oleoresin from Abies balsamea; Used as a cement for lenses and microscopy and to make lacquers; [Merck Index]

Comments

An irritant; [Alfa Aesar MSDS]

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