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330760 Sigma-Aldrich

Mineral oil

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Properties

form   liquid (colorless)
color   white
refractive index   n20/D 1.467 (lit.)
density   0.862 g/mL at 25 °C

Description

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.

Application

Mineral oil has been used:
• in transplantation experiments
• in the preparation of Psuedomonas aeruginosa embedded beads
• for diluting benzaldehyde and 3-octanol, for its use in short-term memory experiments

Packaging

1 L in poly bottle

Safety & Documentation

Safety Information

Personal Protective Equipment 
RIDADR 
NONH for all modes of transport
WGK Germany 
1
RTECS 
PY8047000
Flash Point(F) 
>233.6 °F
Flash Point(C) 
>112 °C

Documents

Certificate of Analysis

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Certificate of Origin

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Protocols & Articles
Peer-Reviewed Papers
15

References

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