Corn oil

delivery vehicle for fat-soluble compounds

Maize oil
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Quality Level

biological source





0.9 g/mL at 25 °C (lit.)

functional group


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storage temp.

room temp

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General description

Corn oil is used as a delivery vehicle for lipophilic substances and is available in pharmaceutical and nonpharmaceutical grade. It has high polyunsaturated lipid content than the saturated lipids.


Corn oil has been used in research applications as delivery vehicle for fat-soluble compounds including toxins. It is also used in the delivery of tamoxifen (TAM) in mice, curcumin in rats and [3H]retinol in mice.
corn oil has been used in research applications as delivery vehicle for fat-soluble compounds including toxins.


500 mL in poly bottle
2.5 L in poly bottle

Personal Protective Equipment

dust mask type N95 (US),Eyeshields,Gloves


NONH for all modes of transport

WGK Germany


Flash Point(F)

489.2 °F - open cup

Flash Point(C)

254 °C - open cup

Certificate of Analysis
Certificate of Origin
Effects of Repeated Intraperitoneal Injection of Pharmaceutical-grade and Nonpharmaceutical-grade Corn Oil in Female C57BL/6J Mice
Hubbard JS, et al.
Journal of the American Association For Laboratory Animal Science, 56(6), 779-785 (2017)
Shery Park et al.
Stem cells and development, 25(23), 1801-1807 (2016-10-21)
Repair of calvarial bony defects remains challenging for craniofacial surgeons. Injury experiments on animal calvarial bones are widely used to study healing mechanisms and test tissue engineering approaches. Previously, we identified Gli1+ cells within the calvarial sutures as stem cells...
Thomas C Nardelli et al.
Scientific reports, 7(1), 3862-3862 (2017-06-22)
Di(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) and other phthalates are ubiquitous environmental contaminants with endocrine disrupting properties. Two novel plasticizers, 1,4 butanediol dibenzoate (BDB) and dioctyl succinate (DOS), have been proposed as potential replacements. Both have desirable properties as plasticizers and minimal in...
Rodica Petruta Bunaciu et al.
Journal of environmental pathology, toxicology and oncology : official organ of the International Society for Environmental Toxicology and Cancer, 30(4), 273-282 (2011-12-21)
We report the role of dietary glycine and the type of oil used as a vehicle in the hepatotoxicity of control rats and rats treated with 2,2',4,4',5,5'-hexachlorobiphenyl (PCB-153). In our first experiment, glycine or valine (as control) was fed in...
Content of fatty acids in corn (Zea mays L.) oil from Ecuador
Carrillo W, et al.
Prostaglandins, Leukotrienes, and Essential Fatty Acids, 10, 150-153 (2017)

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