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Title: Pressure dispensable gelled alcohol fuel

Abstract

A pressurized fuel gel composition particularly suitable for igniting wood and charcoal consisting essentially of, by weight, 42-90% of at least one c1-c6 monohydric alcohol, 0.5-6% of water-soluble gelling agent, up to about 24% water and a correlated amount of propellant from 0.5% to 30% characterized by a gel structure which forms a shape retaining mass upon contact with wood or charcoal that is maintained during the burning of said composition. Also within the scope of the invention is an aerosol product comprising said pressurized composition enclosed within a pressure-tight container having valve means for expelling the composition.

Inventors:
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
6528058
Patent Number(s):
US 4365971
Assignee:
Colgate-Palmolive Co EDB-83-058412
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: Filed date 27 Aug 1979; Other Information: PAT-APPL-070074
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
36 MATERIALS SCIENCE; ALCOHOL FUELS; CHEMICAL PREPARATION; WOOD FUELS; IGNITION; CHARCOAL; FUELS; GELS; PRESSURIZING; PROPELLANTS; ADSORBENTS; COLLOIDS; DISPERSIONS; ENERGY SOURCES; SYNTHESIS; SYNTHETIC FUELS; 360000* - Materials

Citation Formats

Monick, J.A. Pressure dispensable gelled alcohol fuel. United States: N. p., 1982. Web.
Monick, J.A. Pressure dispensable gelled alcohol fuel. United States.
Monick, J.A. Tue . "Pressure dispensable gelled alcohol fuel". United States. doi:.
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