Animé (oleo-resin)

Animé (oleo-resin)

Animé or Zanzibar copal is an oleo-resin (named after its insect-infested natural state) which is discharged from the Jatobá tree ("Hymenaea courbaril") and other species of "Hymenaea" growing in tropical South America.

The resin is pale brown, transparent, and brittle. Its agreeable odour is used for fumigation and in perfumery. Its specific gravity varies from 1.154 to 1.059. It melts readily over fire, and softens even with the heat of the mouth. It is insoluble in water, and nearly so in cold alcohol. It is allied to copal in its nature and appearance, and is often used by varnish makers.



ee also

*Dominican amber

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