Synonyms: Naftalan; Naphthalanic Oil; Naphthalanum Liquidum.
Cyrillic synonym: Нафталановое Масло.
CAS — 37229-16-6.
Naphthalan liquid is an oil-like complex mixture of naphthene hydrocarbons and tars obtained from the oil fields of Azerbaijan and Croatia. It has analgesic, anti-inflammatory, and emollient properties and is used in the treatment of conditions such as psoriasis and in various musculoskeletal disorders. It is usually applied locally in the form of the oil or as an ointment or alternatively patients may bath in the oil.
1. Vržogić P, et al. Naphthalan – a natural medicinal product. Acta Dermatovenerol Croat 2003; 11: 178–84.
Published January 02, 2019.