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  • Anthracene 
    Anthracene is a solid polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon consisting of three benzene rings derived from coal tar. Anthracene is used in the artificial production of the red dye alizarin. It is also found in some coal tar oils which are used for example as wo
  • Butadiene 
    A four-carbon olefin. More precisely, a di-olefin because the molecule has two double bonds. Synthetic rubber production consumes much of the butadiene supply. Smaller amounts find an outlet in high-strength resins manufacturing. 
  • CIS 
    The term applied to a geometric isomer of an unsaturated fatty acid where the hydrogen atoms attached to the carbon atoms comprising the double bond are on the same side of the carbon chain. 
  • Cumene 
    Cumene is an aromatic derived from benzene and used in turn to produce polycarbonates, phenolic resins and essential healthcare products such as aspirin and penicillin. 
  • Customs Invoice 
    A form requiring all data in a commercial invoice along with a certificate of value and/or a certificate of origin. Required in a few countries (usually former British territories) and usually serves as a seller’s commercial invoice. 
  • Cutaneous Hazards 
    Chemicals which affect the skin. Signs and symptoms are defatting the skin, rashes, irritation 
  • IN. 
    Inch (-es) 
  • Lipoprotein 
    Any of the class of proteins that contain a lipid combined with a simple protein. 
  • Master 
    An officer qualified to command a ship. Usually refers to the Captain. 
  • Olefin 
    Olefins are aliphatic hydrocarbons with one or more double bonds along the chain. The lower olefins have short chains with only two, three or four carbons, and the simplest one is ethylene. The higher olefins have chains of up to 20 or more carbon atoms,
  • Oleic Acid 
    This monounsaturated acid is the most widely distributed of all fatty acids, found in practically every vegetable oil and animal fat. Rich sources are olive and peanut oils and palm olein. Oleic acid contains 18 carbon atoms and one double bond in the cis
  • Palm Stearin 
    As mentioned above, palm oil is separated into palm stearin and palm olein. The olein is the more valuable product, but the stearin can be used as a hard fat in margarine stock or as an alternative to tallow in the oleochemical industry where it serves as
  • Percutaneous toxicity 
    Systemic toxic effects produced as a result of a substance being absorbed across the skin. 
  • Port Security 
    It is the defense, law and treaty enforcement, and counterterrorism activities that fall within the port and maritime domain. It includes the protection of the seaports themselves, the protection and in- spection of the cargo moving through the ports, and
  • PUFA 
    Poly-Unsaturated Fatty Acids. Fatty acids having two or more double bonds in their carbon chain. The most common poly-unsaturated fatty acid is linoleic acid. CH3 (CH2)4 CH = CH CH2 CH = CH(CH2)7 COOH Corn oil, sunflowerseed and soyabean oil are rich in p
  • Rail Grounding 
    The time that the container was discharged (grounded) from the train. 
  • STC 
    Said to contain. 
  • Touch and Go 
    This referred to a ship's keel touching the bottom and getting right off again. 
  • Trans 
    A geometric isomer of an unsaturated fatty acid where hydrocarbons attached to the carbons comprising the double bond are on opposite sides of the carbon chain. 
  • VCM 
    Vinyl Chloride Monomer. A colorless, flammable gas, used principally in making synthetic resin. Also called chloroethylene.