Light Mineral Oil
» Light Mineral Oil is a purified mixture of liquid hydrocarbons obtained from petroleum. It may contain a suitable stabilizer.
Packaging and storage Preserve in tight, light-resistant containers. No storage requirements specified.
Labeling Label it to indicate the name and quantity of any substance added as a stabilizer, and label packages intended for direct use by the public to indicate that it is not intended for internal use.
USP Reference standards 11
USP Mineral Oil RS
USP Naphthalene RS
B: It meets the requirements of the test for Viscosity.
Specific gravity 841: between 0.818 and 0.880.
Viscosity 911 Perform the test at 40.0±0.1 using a suitable capillary viscometer: the kinematic viscosity is between 3.0 and 34.4 mm2·s-1.
Acidity, Readily carbonizable substances, Limit of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, Limit of sulfur compounds, and Solid paraffin It meets the requirements of the tests for Acidity, Readily carbonizable substances, Limit of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, Limit of sulfur compounds, and Solid paraffin under Mineral Oil.
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