Petrolatum | Uses, Suppliers, and Specifications
Petrolatum is a complex mixture of saturated hydrocarbons obtained from petroleum. The hydrocarbons consist mainly of branched and unbranched chains although some cyclic alkanes and aromatic molecules with paraffin side chain may also be present. It may contain a suitable stabilizer and is supplied as a pale yellow to yellowish, translucent, greasy material.
Pharmacopoeial Compliance: USP-NF; Ph.Eur; B.P; JP; I.P
Synonyms and Trade Names: Petroleum Jelly; Mineral Jelly; Merkur; Mineral Jelly; Petroleum jelly; Snow White; Soft White; Yellow Soft Paraffin
Uses and Applications: Emollient; and Ointment Base
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