Petrolatum, Liquid
Title: Petrolatum, Liquid
Additional Names: Liquid paraffin; mineral oil; white mineral oil; paraffin oil
Trademarks: Clearteck (Penreco); Drakeol (Penreco); Hevyteck (Penreco); Kremol (Sonneborn); Kaydol (Sonneborn); Alboline; Nujol (Schering); Paroleine; Saxol; Adepsine oil; Glymol
Literature References: A mixture of liquid hydrocarbons from petroleum.
Properties: Colorless, oily liquid; practically tasteless and odorless even when warmed. The density of the "light" oil is usually 0.83-0.860; the "heavy" 0.875-0.905. Surface tension at 25° slightly below 35 dynes/cm. Insol in water, alc. Sol in benzene, chloroform, ether, carbon disulfide, petr ether, oils.
Density: density of the "light" oil is usually 0.83-0.860; the "heavy" 0.875-0.905
Use: Lubricant. Pharmaceutic aid (vehicle, solvent). As formulation aid in foods. In cosmetics as emollient.
Therap-Cat: Cathartic.
Therap-Cat-Vet: Laxative, externally as a protectant, lubricant.
Keywords: Laxative/Cathartic.

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