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Petrolatum and Lanolin Alcohols

    Synonyms: Amerchol CAB; Forlan 500; petrolatum and wool alcohols; Vilvanolin CAB; white soft paraffin and lanolin alcohols; yellow soft paraffin and lanolin alcohols.

    Description: A pale ivory-colored, soft solid with a faint, characteristic sterol odor.

    Chemical Name: Petrolatum and
    Lanolin alcohols 

    Emollient; ointment base; plasticizer.

    • Petrolatum and lanolin alcohols is a soft solid used in topical pharmaceutical formulations and cosmetics as an ointment base with emollient properties.

    • It is also used in the preparation of creams and lotions.

    • Petrolatum and lanolin alcohols can be used to absorb wound exudates.

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

    Petrolatum and lanolin alcohols is generally regarded as an essentially nontoxic and nonirritant material. However, lanolin alcohols may be irritant to the skin and cause hypersensitivity in some individuals.

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

    Lanolin alcohols; lanolin alcohols ointment; mineral oil and lanolin alcohols; petrolatum.