Yellow Petroleum Jelly Specifications


Petroleum Jelly Yellow (IP/BP/USP)


Yellow translucent solid mass, odourless, tasteless


Insoluble in water and alcohol

Melting Range oC

Between 42 to 55

U.V. Absorption of 1 cm

Extinction, E= 0.2 to 0.6

Layer of 0.05% w/v Soln. in ISO-octane at 290 mm

(Limit Max. 0.9)

Acidity or Alkalinity


Sulphated Ash

0.08 %

Consistency at 25oC

Between 150 to 180 (Limit 100 to 300)

Additional Tests


Specific Gravity @ 60oC


Volatile Matter


Organic Acid


Bleeding Number


Carbonisable Impurities



Skin ointments, Ophthalmic ointments, Dermal Ointments, Balms, Cold Creams etc. covering Cosmetics and Pharmaceuticals


Net 170 kgs / 15 kgs in MS Drums and Tins

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