Isopar M

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Isopar M
Except where otherwise noted, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C [77 °F], 100 kPa).

Isopar M is a nearly clear odorless petroleum distillate and solvent produced by ExxonMobil. It is created from crude oil. It has a flash point of more than 60 °C, and works as a forming fluid in metalworking, as a household cleaner, a household polisher, and a liquid vaporizer. As of 2019 it is not available to the general public in its pure form, but may be found in the ingredients lists of some cleaning agents and solvents.[1]

By weight, it consists of:[2]

Straight-chain Branched Cyclic
C11 alkanes 0.001% 0.42% 0.08%
C12 alkanes 0.02% 6.38% 1.21%
C13 alkanes 0.04% 18.63% 3.53%
C14 alkanes 0.10% 41.53% 7.87%
C15 alkanes 0.03% 13.59% 2.58%
C16 alkanes 0.01% 3.36% 0.64%


  1. ^ "Benefits of Isopar M for Industrial Applications".
  2. ^[bare URL PDF]