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Liquid Paraffin

Also known as paraffinum liquidum, Russian mineral oil

H.S.Code 27101990 CAS No. 8012-95-1
Molecular Formula Molecular Weight
Physical State Liquid Refractive index 1.476
Odour Mild hydrocarbon odor Solubility in water Insoluble
Density 0.877 g/cm³ Flash point 150 °C
pH value 7-9 Melting Point

About Liquid Paraffin

Liquid Paraffin is a transparent, colorless, nearly odorless, and oily liquid that is composed of saturated hydrocarbons derived from petroleum. The term paraffinum perliquidum is sometimes used to denote light liquid paraffin, while the term paraffinum subliquidum is sometimes used to denote heavy liquid paraffin.

Liquid paraffin is primarily used as a pediatric laxative in medicine and is a popular treatment for constipation and encopresis. Liquid paraffin is a hydrating and cleansing agent. Hence, it is used in several cosmetics both for skin and hair products. It is also used as one of the ingredients of after wax wipes.


Liquid Paraffin Specifications

Packaging 500 ml, 1 litre, 2.5 litre
Form Liquid
Colour Watery White
Grade Light & Heavy
Hazard Class
Storage Store away from sources of heat or ignition
Shelf Life 36 Months
Liquid Paraffin Bottle

500 ml