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How about mixing your paraffin wax with some paraffin oil which in practice is liquid wax (just shorter parafinic chains) in the appropriate ratio to get whatever melting point you like? The boiling point and the amount of wax vapours is a different story since as Karl said wax is a mixture so even if it could be boiled (most likely under vacuum, otherwise ...


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Whenever you just mix two substances (dissolve in each other), you lower the melting point and raise the boiling point. That's a fundamental principle. If it was the other way round, the substances would not mix, or at least not mix well. (Azeotropes of compounds with very different polarity (water/ethanol) are the exeption confirming that rule, but the ...


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At your own risk, you can try using plasticizers for waxes. Usually, these plasticizers are wax esters of palmitic acid (well-known example is spermaceti, which can be replaced with jojoba oil, or you can buy/obtain those esters). But it's hard to predict exact amount of plasticizer needed. Add too much - and it will be creamy I-will-never-cool substance. I ...


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The following link from a very old text (pages 279-280) suggests boiling the wax in an alkaline solution. This method may be specific to that wax described as a new vegatable wax from a laurel like shrub from the forests of Para and Bahia. Please explain the application. Why do you want the wax to be alkaline? What are you going to do with the wax?


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