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Corn Oil

    Synonyms: Maize oil; Majsao CT; maydis oleum raffinatum; maydol.

    Description:  Clear, light yellow-colored, oily liquid with a faint characteristic odor and slightly nutty, sweet taste resembling cooked sweet corn.

    Chemical Name: Corn oil

    Oleaginous vehicle; solvent.

    • Corn oil is used primarily in pharmaceutical formulations as a solvent for intramuscular injections or as a vehicle for topical preparations.

    • Emulsions containing up to 67% corn oil are also used as oral nutritional supplements.

    • When combined with surfactants and gel-forming polymers, it is used to formulate veterinary vaccines.

    • Corn oil has a long history of use as an edible oil and may be used in tablets or capsules for oral administration.

    The photooxidation of corn oil is sensitized by cosmetic and druggrade samples of coated titanium oxide and zinc oxide.

    Corn oil is generally regarded as a relatively nontoxic and nonirritant material with an extensive history of usage in food preparation.

    Observe normal precautions appropriate to the circumstances and quantity of material handled. Spillages of this material are very slippery and should be covered with an inert absorbent material prior to disposal.

    Almond oil; canola oil; cottonseed oil; peanut oil; propyl gallate; sesame oil; soybean oil; sunflower oil.