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Mineral oil

Chemical Name:
Mineral oil
PARAFFIN OIL;white;WHITE MINERAL OIL;Light Mineral Oil;White Oil 26;LIQUID PETROLATUM;Mineral oil,light white;KF50;wirt;KF250
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Last updated:2024-04-10 13:06:19

Mineral oil Properties

Density 0.85 g/mL at 20 °C
vapor pressure 0.0001 hPa (20 °C)
refractive index n20/D 1.467(lit.)
Flash point 185 °C
storage temp. room temp
solubility soluble in Chloroform
form light oil
color white
Odor Very faint.
Water Solubility insoluble
λmax λ: 260 nm Amax: 0.7
λ: 280 nm Amax: 1.0
Dielectric constant 2.1(27℃)
FDA 21 CFR 172.878; 178.3620; 573.680; 175.105; 175.210; 175.230; 175.300; 176.170; 176.200; 177.1200; 177.2800; 178.3570; 178.3740; 178.3910; 346.14; 558.128; 558.258; 558.311; 558.95; 573.220
EWG's Food Scores 1-3
NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms mineral oil
Pesticides Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Mineral Oil
EPA Substance Registry System White mineral oil (petroleum) (8042-47-5)
Cosmetics Info Mineral Oil


Risk and Safety Statements

Symbol(GHS)  GHS hazard pictograms
Signal word  Danger
Hazard statements  H304
Precautionary statements  P301+P310-P331-P405-P501
Hazard Codes  Xi
Risk Statements  36/37/38-41
Safety Statements  23-26-36-24/25
RIDADR  1263
WGK Germany  3
RTECS  PY8047000
Autoignition Temperature >300 °C
HS Code  2710 19 85
HazardClass  3.2
PackingGroup  III
Toxicity LD50 orally in Rabbit: > 5000 mg/kg LD50 dermal Rabbit > 2000 mg/kg
NFPA 704
0 0

Mineral oil price More Price(51)

Manufacturer Product number Product description CAS number Packaging Price Updated Buy
Sigma-Aldrich PX0045 Mineral oil white 8042-47-5 1L $158 2024-03-01 Buy
Sigma-Aldrich PX0045 Mineral oil white 8042-47-5 20L $552 2024-03-01 Buy
Sigma-Aldrich M8662 Mineral oil PCR Reagent 8042-47-5 5vials $114 2024-03-01 Buy
Sigma-Aldrich 1.07160 Paraffin viscousReag.PhEur 8042-47-5 1L $84.1 2024-03-01 Buy
Sigma-Aldrich 330779 Mineral oil light 8042-47-5 1l $46.1 2024-03-01 Buy
Product number Packaging Price Buy
PX0045 1L $158 Buy
PX0045 20L $552 Buy
M8662 5vials $114 Buy
1.07160 1L $84.1 Buy
330779 1l $46.1 Buy

Mineral oil Chemical Properties,Uses,Production

Chemical Properties

Heavy white oil

Chemical Properties

Mineral oil mist is a colorless, oily liquid aerosol dispersed in air with an odor like burned lubricating oil. The odor threshold is 1.0 ppm.


mineral oil is an emollient cleanser and demulsifier of dirt trapped in pores. Mineral oil is excellent for use in cleansers. In leave-on cosmetics, its comedogenicity or lack thereof appears related to the level of raw material refinement; therefore, some suppliers state that their product is non-comedogenic. When used in leave-on preparations, mineral oil’s occlusive capability is considered to help improve the epidermal barrier function. This is a clear, odorless oil derived from petroleum and is not known to cause allergic reactions.


Mineral oil is used as an overlay covering microdrops of culture medium in petri dishes. It is an active ingredient in baby lotions, cold creams, ointments and cosmetics. It is also used in electrical and mechanical industries as thermal fluid in electrical components and non -conductive coolant. It finds application as a transformer oil, as an anti rust agent for blades and as an insulator in high voltage switchgear. Further, it is used to store reactive metals like lithium, sodium, etc and in X-ray crystallography to suspend crystals.


For routine PCR amplifications. Minimizes evaporation of reactions run in PCR instruments without heated lids.


Mineral oil is a highly refined petroleum mineral oil consisting of a complex combination of hydrocarbons obtained from the intensive treatment of a petroleum fraction with sulfuric acid and oleum, or by hydrogenation, or by a combination of hydrogenation and acid treatment. Additional washing and treating steps may be included in the processing operation. It consists of saturated hydrocarbons having carbon numbers predominantly in the range of C15 through C50.


Fecal softeners are substances that are not absorbed from the alimentary canal and act by increasing the bulk of the feces and softening the stool so that it is easier to pass. Mineral oil has been in use for many years, either as the oil or as a white emulsion; it is a mixture of liquid hydrocarbons. Its use has been criticized for many reasons. It dissolves the fat-soluble vitamins and prevents their absorption.

brand name

Balneol (Solvay Pharmaceuticals); Neo-Cultol (Fisons); Nujol (Schering-Plough HealthCare).

General Description

Sigma′s Blue-White Select? Screening Reagent is a chromogenic substrate for β-galactosidase, used to determine the presence or absence of a cloned DNA insert in bacteria growing on agar plates. Blue-White Select? Screening Reagent is designed for blue-white selection of recombinant bacterial colonies with the lac+ phenotype.

Health Hazard

Recommended Personal Protective Equipment: Goggles or face shield; Symptoms Following Exposure: Ingestion of liquid can cause very loose bowel movements; General Treatment for Exposure: EYES: wash with water; Toxicity by Inhalation (Threshold Limit Value): Not pertinent; Short-Term Inhalation Limits: Not pertinent; Toxicity by Ingestion: Grade 1, LD50 = 5 to 15 g/kg; Late Toxicity: None; Vapor (Gas) Irritant Characteristics: None; Liquid or Solid Irritant Characteristics: None; Odor Threshold: Not pertinent.

Flammability and Explosibility

Non flammable

Chemical Reactivity

Reactivity with Water No reaction; Reactivity with Common Materials: No reaction; Stability During Transport: Stable; Neutralizing Agents for Acids and Caustics: Not pertinent; Polymerization: Not pertinent; Inhibitor of Polymerization: Not pertinent.

Biochem/physiol Actions

Mineral oil functions by forming a depot at the injection site slowly releasing antigen.

Side effects

It is itself absorbed slightly and appears in the mesenteric lymph nodes, and if it is inhaled into the lungs (which it may be in elderly or debilitated patients), it may produce inflammatory responses such as lipoid pneumonia. Its continual use, therefore, is contraindicated, although its occasional administration in otherwise well patients is not harmful. It is employed primarily in patients who must avoid straining at stool, including persons with hemorrhoids and other painful anal lesions. Leakage of mineral oil past the anal sphincter may lead to soiling of clothing. Docusate dioctyl sodium sulfosuccinate (Colace),

Safety Profile

Highly purified food grades are of low toxicity. Questionable carcinogen. When heated to decomposition it emits acrid smoke and irritating fumes.

Potential Exposure

Mineral oil is used in cosmetics, pharmaceutical bases; food, and fiber production; as carriers and bases; as a lubricating oil and as a solvent for inks in the printing industry. Oil mist would be encountered in quenching of hot metal parts and in metal machining operations.

Veterinary Drugs and Treatments

Mineral oil is commonly used in horses to treat constipation and fecal impactions. It is also employed as a laxative in other species as well, but used less frequently. Mineral oil has been administered after ingesting lipid-soluble toxins (e.g., kerosene, metaldehyde) to retard the absorption of these toxins through its laxative and solubility properties.
Petrolatum containing products (e.g., Felaxin?, Laxatone?, Kat- A-Lax?, etc.) may be used in dogs and cats as a laxative or to prevent/ reduce “hair-balls” in cats.


Incompatible with oxidizers (chlorates, nitrates, peroxides, permanganates, perchlorates, chlorine, bromine, fluorine, etc.); contact may cause fires or explosions. Keep away from alkaline materials, strong acids (especially nitric acid), strong bases.

Waste Disposal

Dissolve or mix the material with a combustible solvent and burn in a chemical incinerator equipped with an afterburner and scrubber. All federal, state, and local environmental regulations must be observed.

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