Rapeseed Oil

(BAN, USAN, rINN)

💊 Chemical information

Pharmacopoeias.

In Eur. and Jpn. USNF includes fully hydrogenated rapeseed oil and superglycerinated fully hydrogenated rapeseed oil.

Ph. Eur. 6.2

(Rapeseed Oil, Refined). The fatty oil obtained from the seeds of Brassica napus and Brassica campestris by mechanical expression or extraction and then refined. A suitable antoxidant may be added. It contains not more than 2% of erucic acid. A clear light yellow liquid. Practically insoluble in water and in alcohol; miscible with petroleum spirit. Store in well-filled airtight containers. Protect from light.

USNF 26 (Fully Hydrogenated Rapeseed Oil). A mixture of triglycerides in which the fatty acid composition is a mixture of saturated fatty acids. It is obtained by refining and hydrogenating oil obtained from the seeds of Brassica napus and Brassica campestris. It contains not more than 1% of erucic acid. A white, waxy solid. Insoluble in water and in alcohol. Store in airtight containers. Protect from light.

USNF 26 (Superglycerinated Fully Hydrogenated Rapeseed Oil). A mixture of mono-, di-, and triglycerides, with triglycerides as a minor component. It is obtained by refining, hydrogenating, and glycerinating oil obtained from the seeds of Brassica napus and Brassica campestris. It contains not more than 1% of erucic acid. A white solid. Insoluble in water and in alcohol. Store in airtight containers. Protect from light.

💊 Profile

Rapeseed oil has been used in liniments in place of olive oil. It is used in some countries as an edible oil but the erucic acid (C22H42O2= 338.6) content of the oil has been implicated in muscle damage. The erucic acid content of oils and fats intended for human consumption and of foodstuffs containing oil or fat is subject to legal control. Contaminated rapeseed oil was the cause of the toxic oil syndrome that affected thousands of Spanish citizens in early 1981. Rapeseed oil is also used in industrial manufacturing. There has been some debate whether the frequency of allergic respiratory symptoms in sensitive individuals is increased in areas in which oilseed rape is cultivated.

💊 Preparations

Proprietary Preparations

Multi-ingredient: Gr.: Fissan-Pateā€ .
Published May 08, 2019.