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Substance Name: Petrolatum [USP]
RN: 8009-03-8
UNII: 4T6H12BN9U

Notes

  • A colloidal system of semisolid hydrocarbons obtained from PETROLEUM. It is used as an ointment base, topical protectant, and lubricant.
  • TSCA Definition 2017: A complex combination of hydrocarbons obtained as a semi-solid from dewaxing paraffinic residual oil. It consists predominantly of saturated crystalline and liquid hydrocarbons having carbon numbers predominantly greater than C25.

Molecular Formula

  • Unspecified
 

Classification Codes

  • Dermatologic Agents
  • Emollients
  • Ointment Bases
  • Pharmaceutic Aid (Ointment Base)
  • Pharmaceutic Aid (Ointment Base, Oleaginous)
  • Pharmaceutic Aids
  • Protectant (Topical)
  • TSCA UVCB

Names and Synonyms

Name of Substance

  • Petrolatum
  • Petrolatum amber
  • Petrolatum white
  • Petrolatum [USP]
  • Petroleum jelly

MeSH Heading

  • Petrolatum

Synonyms

  • Caswell No. 645A
  • Cosmoline
  • Cream white
  • EC 232-373-2
  • EINECS 232-373-2
  • EPA Pesticide Chemical Code 598400
  • Extra amber
  • HSDB 1138
  • Mineral fat
  • Mineral grease (petrolatum)
  • Mineral jelly
  • Mineral wax
  • Moroline
  • Paraffin jelly
  • Pennsoline soft yellow
  • Penreco white
  • Perfecta
  • Petrolatum
  • Petrolatum USP
  • Petrolatum, amber
  • Petrolatum, white
  • Petrolatum, yellow
  • Petroleum jelly
  • Protopet, alba
  • Protopet, white 1S
  • Protopet, white 2L
  • Saxoline
  • Snow white
  • Soft paraffin
  • Ultima white
  • UNII-4T6H12BN9U
  • Vaseline
  • Vasoliment
  • White petrolatum
  • White petrolatum USP
  • White petroleum jelly
  • White protopet
  • White vaseline
  • Yellow petrolatum

Systematic Name

  • Petrolatum

Superlist Name

  • Petrolatum

Mixture Names

  • A+D Original Ointment
  • Carrafoam Incontinence Skin Care Kit
  • Carraklenz Incontinence Skin Care Kit
  • Moisture Barrier Cream
  • Moisture Barrier Cream with Zinc
  • Moisture Guard
  • Preparation H

Registry Numbers

CAS Registry Number

  • 8009-03-8

FDA UNII

  • 4T6H12BN9U

Other Registry Numbers

  • 8027-32-5
  • 8038-17-3
  • 8040-87-7
  • 8040-97-9
  • 8041-83-6
  • 8044-23-3
  • 8044-24-4
  • 8044-44-8
  • 8044-45-9
  • 8044-46-0
  • 8057-56-5
  • 8063-27-2

System Generated Number

  • 0008009038

Toxicity

Organism Test Type Route Reported Dose (Normalized Dose) Effect Source
mouse LD50 intraperitoneal > 50gm/kg (50000mg/kg)   National Technical Information Service. Vol. AD691-490,