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Coal Tar wtf?

  1. Apr 25, 2005 #1
    Coal Tar....wtf?

    This experiment im going to be working on calls for some coal tar. I have no clue where to get some besides trying to seperate it out of shampoos and soaps. Any hints?

    Or what i can use instead of Coal Tar.
    Last edited: Apr 25, 2005
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  3. Apr 25, 2005 #2
    I'm pretty sure it's used for skin problems, so go see a chemist (if you're not British see a pharmacist ;) ).
  4. Apr 25, 2005 #3
    Bizarre. But if your claim that:

    Then don't you think you should stick to procuring some coal tar instead of searching for a substitute? =P I'm sure you could find it online, molecular compound sites? Coal tar for sale? Ebay?
    Just my two cents, perhaps a molecular scientist would like to contradict me =)
  5. Apr 26, 2005 #4
    Isn't coal tar also called Naphtha? Look into that.
    Last edited: Apr 26, 2005
  6. Apr 26, 2005 #5
    Naphtha is a distillation product from coal tar.
  7. Apr 26, 2005 #6


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    Coal tar is readily available from a Chemist, my sister used to cover herself in it. Good for eczema!
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