Oil of turpentine is primarily used as a solvent for industrial applications, such as thinner for paints and varnishes. Preparation of carbon nano-spheres (CNSs) by decomposition of turpentine oil has been reported.
Oil of turpentine is a mixture of volatile terpenic distillates of resin obtained from pines. It is generally composed of a-pinene, ß-pinene, limonene and camphene. It possess antimicrobial and larvicidal properties and induces inflammation in high dosage.
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