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Mineral oil


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Quality Level


viscous liquid



refractive index

n20/D 1.467 (lit.)


0.838 g/mL at 25 °C

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General description

Mineral oil is made up of saturated and aromatic hydrocarbons. It is mainly found in hair oil formulations and liquid emollients used in cosmetics.


1 L in poly bottle

Storage Class Code

10 - Combustible liquids

WGK Germany


Flash Point(F)

No data available

Flash Point(C)

No data available

Personal Protective Equipment

dust mask type N95 (US),Eyeshields,Gloves

Certificate of Analysis

Certificate of Origin

Ian W Keesey et al.
Nature communications, 10(1), 1162-1162 (2019-03-13)
Divergent populations across different environments are exposed to critical sensory information related to locating a host or mate, as well as avoiding predators and pathogens. These sensory signals generate evolutionary changes in neuroanatomy and behavior; however, few studies have investigated...
Study of sensory properties of emollients used in cosmetics and their correlation with physicochemical properties
Parente ME & Solana G
International Journal of Cosmetic Science, 27(6), 354-354 (2005)
Aromatic hydrocarbons of mineral oil origin in foods: a method for determining the total concentration and first results
Biedermann M, et al.
Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, 57(19), 8711-8721 (2009)
Effect of mineral oil, sunflower oil, and coconut oil on prevention of hair damage
Rele AS & Mohile RB.
Journal of Cosmetic Science, 54(2), 175-192 (2003)
Alexander Mietke et al.
Biophysical journal, 109(10), 2023-2036 (2015-11-21)
Cell stiffness is a sensitive indicator of physiological and pathological changes in cells, with many potential applications in biology and medicine. A new method, real-time deformability cytometry, probes cell stiffness at high throughput by exposing cells to a shear flow...


Determination of Water Content in Mineral oil Using Karl Fischer Titration

Summary application report for analysis of moisture in Mineral oil

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