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Mineral Oil and Lanolin Alcohols

    Synonyms: Amerchol L-101; liquid paraffin and lanolin alcohols; Protalan M16; Protalan M-26.

    Description: A pale yellow-colored, oily liquid with a faint characteristic sterol odor.

    Chemical Name: Mineral oil 
    Lanolin alcohols

    Emollient; emulsifying agent; plasticizer.

    • Mineral oil and lanolin alcohols is an oily liquid used in topical pharmaceutical formulations and cosmetics as an emulsifying agent with emollient properties.

    • It is used as a primary emulsifier in the preparation of water-in-oil creams and lotions and as an auxiliary emulsifier and stabilizing agent in oil-in-water creams and lotions.

    Lanolin alcohols is incompatible with coal tar, ichthammol, phenol, and resorcinol.

    Mineral oil and lanolin alcohols is generally regarded as an essentially nontoxic and nonirritant material.

    However, lanolin alcohols may be irritant to the skin and causes hypersensitivity in some individuals

    Observe normal precautions appropriate to the circumstances and quantity of material handled

    Lanolin alcohols; mineral oil; petrolatum and lanolin alcohols.