Mineral Oil Properties, Molecular Formula, Applications - WorldOfChemicals

Mineral Oil Properties

Mineral Oil



Mineral Oil is a liquid by-product of the distillation of petroleum to produce gasoline and other petroleum based products from crude oil.It is a transparent, colorless oil composed mainly of alkanes (typically 15 to 40 carbons) and cyclic paraffins, related to petroleum jelly.Mineral oil is a common ingredient in baby lotions, cold creams, ointments and cosmetics,used to remove un-shed skin on reptiles such as lizards and snakes.It is also used as a non-conductive coolant or thermal fluid in electric components,as a lubricant in enema preparations,used on cooking utensils or to grease cookware and bakeware to prevent food from sticking.

Chemical Properties

CAS Number 8012-95-1, 8042-47-5
Density 0.85 g/ml
EINECS Number 232-455-8
RTECS Number PY8047000
Refractive 1.467 n20/D
Solubility Insoluble
Synonyms Liquid Petrolatum;Paraffin Oil, White;Paraffin Oil;Mineral Oil, White;Mineral Oil; White Mineral Oil(petroleum);Light White Mineral Oil; Light White Oil;C1-C6 N-Paraffins;Bayol F;Nujol