Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil

(BAN, USAN, rINN)

💊 Chemical information

Aceite vegetal hidrogenado.

Pharmacopoeias.

In Br. Jpn allows under the title Hydrogenated Oil a product from fish, other animals or vegetables. Also in USNF.

BP 2008

(Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil). A mixture of triglycerides of fatty acids of vegetable origin. An almost white, fine powder at room temperature and a pale yellow, oily liquid above its m.p. of 57° to 70°. Practically insoluble in water; soluble in chloroform, in hot isopropyl alcohol, and in petroleum spirit. Store at a temperature of 8° to 25°.

USNF 26

(Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil). Type 1 Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil occurs as a fine, white powder, beads, or small flakes; m.p. 57° to 85°. Type 2 Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil occurs as a plastic (semi-solid) or flakes, having a softer consistency than Type 1; m.p. 20° to 50°. Insoluble in water; soluble in chloroform, in hot isopropyl alcohol, and in petroleum spirit. Store in airtight containers at a temperature of 8° to 15°.

💊 Profile

Vegetable fatty oils are generally solid or liquid triglycerides of fatty acids that may contain small amounts of other lipids. They are obtained from the seeds or fruits of plants by expression and/or solvent extraction, and may then be refined or hydrogenated with the addition of a suitable antoxidant if necessary. They are fixed oils (expressed oils) and do not evaporate on warming as opposed to essential oils (ethereal oils, volatile oils), which evaporate readily and are usually obtained from their aromatic plant source by distillation. Some fixed vegetable oils are used to modify the consistency of ointments and for their emollient properties. They have also been used as vehicles for fat-soluble substances such as vitamins. Hydrogenated vegetable oil is refined, bleached, hydrogenated, and deodorised vegetable oil stearins consisting mainly of the triglycerides of stearic and palmitic acids. It is used as a tablet lubricant and as an ointment or suppository basis.

💊 Preparations

Proprietary Preparations

Spain: Blodex†.
Published May 08, 2019.