|Appearance||Oily, odourless, colourless|
|Melting point||−15.5 °C; 4.0 °F; 257.6 K Dunglison 1838|
|Boiling point||170.6 °C; 339.0 °F; 443.7 K Dunglison 1838|
|Insoluble in water|
|Solubility||100 parts of eupione in 33 parts of absolute alcohol at 290.3 °K|
Except where otherwise noted, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C [77 °F], 100 kPa).
Eupione, or eupion, is a hydrocarbon of the paraffin series, probably a pentane, C5H12, discovered by Carl Reichenbach in wood tar. It is also formed in the destructive distillation of many substances, as wood, coal, caoutchouc, bones, resin and the fixed oils. It is a colorless, highly volatile and flammable liquid, having at 20°C a specific gravity of 0.65.
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