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Marcol 82

Medicinal grade White Oil

Product Description

Marcol 82 is a purified mixture of liquid saturated hydrocarbons. It is a colourless, transparent oily liquid and is essentially odourless and tasteless. It is obtained from petroleum through several refining stages, including an ultimate purification by catalytic hydrogenation.

Marcol 82 is manufactured to exceed the purity requirements of the Pharmacopoeias. Due to its superior chemical inertness, it demonstrates better colour and oxidative stability than most mineral and vegetable oils, when stored and used under controlled conditions.

ExxonMobil White Oils are produced and controlled according to the ExxonMobil Product Quality Management System, EN ISO 9000 or equivalent standard.



Marcol 82 can be used in a variety of food-contact, cosmetic and pharmaceutical applications (*), subject to the applicable laws and regulations in each country (**).

(*) To limit ingestion and aspiration hazards, Marcol 82 should not be used in nasal, oral or lip care products or as a food additive other than for food contact materials.

(**) User must check compliance with applicable regulations



Marcol 82 is widely used as a component of a great variety of cosmetic products:

Marcol 82 provides many practical advantages to the formulation specialist:



Marcol 82 offers a high level of safety, thanks to its high purity (absence of toxic polycyclic aromatics, heavy metals), the complete destruction of germs in the high temperature manufacturing process, and specific packaging and handling procedures.

Marcol 82 is an ingredient of pharmaceutical topical ointments and petroleum jellies. It can be used as a pelletiser aid, and in the manufacture of gelatine capsules. 


Properties and Specifications

Marcol 82 meets the requirements of the following specifications:


CAS number: 8042-47-5

EINECS number: 232-455-8

INCI name (Europe): Paraffinum Liquidum

CTFA Dictionary name (USA): Mineral Oil

PropertyTest MethodTypicalMinMax
AppearanceVisual-Clear and BrightClear and Bright
Color, SayboltASTM D 156-+ 30 
Kinematic Viscosity @ 40ºC, mm²/sASTM D 445-14.517.5
Kinematic Viscosity @ 100ºC, mm²/sASTM D 4453.7  
Dynamic Viscosity @ 20ºC, mPa.sCalculated-2737
Density @ 15ºC, kg/m3ASTM D 4052-845858
Density @ 20ºC, kg/m³ASTM D 4052-842855
Pour Point, ºCASTM D 97--- 6
Flash Point, ºCASTM D 92-182-
Refractive Index, nD²ºASTM D 1218-1.4641.470
Carbon Type, % and Paraffinic / Naphthenic / AromaticASTM D 214065/ 35 / 0--

Typical values may vary within modest ranges and specifications may be subject to change.


Health and Safety

Detailed health and safety information for this product is provided in the Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS), available upon request through your local sales representative or from


Storage and Handling

Recommended storage and handling procedures for ExxonMobil white oil products are summarised in a separate bulletin available upon request through your local sales representative or from


Further Information

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