Air & Water Reactions
Insoluble in water.
Dark liquid. A mixture of heavy hydrocarbon residues including saturated and unsaturated hydrocarbons and aromatic hydrocarbons (Reactive Groups 16, 28, and 29). Depending on the blend includes various heterocyclic hydrocarbons containing sulfur and nitrogen.
Flash point data for ASPHALTUM are not available; however ASPHALTUM is probably combustible.
ASPHALT burns readily when heated or ignited in the presence of air or oxygen. May be incompatible with strong oxidizing agents like nitric acid. Charring may occur followed by ignition. Mostly unreactive in other settings. Not affected by aqueous solutions of acids, alkalis, most oxidizing agents, and most reducing agents.