Suet, Prepared
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Title: Suet, Prepared
Additional Names: Mutton suet
Literature References: The internal fat of abdomen of sheep purified by melting and straining.
Properties: White, solid fat with slight odor and taste; bland if fresh, but rancid after long exposure to air. mp 45-50°; nD60 1.449-1.451. Sapon no. 192-195. Iodine no. 33-46. Insol in water or cold alcohol; one gram dissolves in 45 ml boiling alcohol, about 60 ml ether.
Melting point: mp 45-50°
Index of refraction: nD60 1.449-1.451
Use: Preparing ointments.

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