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Date of Award

1952

Document Type

Thesis - Pacific Access Restricted

Degree Name

Master of Arts (M.A.)

Department

Chemistry

First Advisor

Emerson G. Cobb

Abstract

Montan wax has been extracted from the lignite deposits of Germany since the early part of the twentieth century, The wax was named by von Boyen (1901), The word Montan is derived from the Latin term montanus meaning "of a mountain," The wax has found extensive uses in polishes, insulating materials, candles, explosives, and special applications in the rubber industry, The increased demand for waxes for industrial uses and the limited supply of domestic origin has made the study of the sources and characteristics of domestic waxes desirable, California lignite has been shown to be a valuable source of Montan wax, The object of this research is to improve upon the physical and chemical properties of the extracted wax,

Pages

37

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