Sasol Petroleum Jelly is a soft, unctuous, translucent, smooth-textured, white gel containing specially refined mineral oils and selected waxes. It is insoluble in water and ethanol but fully soluble in chloroform, ether and petroleum spirits. Its purity conforms to both the United States Pharmacopoeia (USP) and British Pharmacopoeia (BP).
Sasol Petroleum Jelly can freely be spread onto the skin to serve as an almost odourless lubricant and protective emollient. It can be used as a base in medicinal products such as ointments and a wide range of cosmetics.
Features and Benefits
Sasol Petroleum Jelly can also be used as a temporary corrosion preventive on surfaces such as battery terminals. It is readily removed from such surfaces by wiping them with a cloth wetted with mineral turpentine.
- British Pharmacopoeia 93 Paraffinum MolleU.S.
- Pharmacopoeia Petrolatum
|Viscosity @ 100°C||mm²/s||6,2||D445||71|
|Worked Penetration (Immediate)||0,1 mm||250||D217||50|
|Worked Penetration (1 h recovery)||0,1 mm||235||D217||50|
|Unworked Penetration||0,1 mm||170||D937||179|
|Density @ 20°C||kg/m3||852||D4052||365|
|Flash Point (COC)||°C||206||D92||36|
|Acidity & Alkalinity||Neutral||BP Litmus Test|
Storage and Handling
- Avoid temperatures above 100°C and strong oxidizing agents
- Ambient temperatures and atmospheric pressures normally encountered within buildings or roofed-over outdoor storage areas are acceptable
- Avoid entering areas where mists or vapours have built up as a result of abnormal temperatures or pressures without the proper breathing equipment and protective clothing
|Product Code||Pack Size|
|300139||4 x 4 kg|