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Solvent group obtained from roots and trunks of some of the pine trees and used in long-oil alkyds based coatings. Terpene solvents have the general formula of (C5H8)n. The most widely used terpene solvents are turpentine and Dipentene with an empirical formula of C10H16. In the mean time, use of terpene solvents decreased since they are superseded by petroleum based white spirit.