Petroleum Jelly

Petroleum jelly, petrolatum, white petrolatum, soft paraffin or multi-hydrocarbon, CAS number 8009-03-8, is a semi-solid mixture of hydrocarbons (with carbon numbers mainly higher than 25), originally promoted as a topical ointment for its healing properties.

Its folkloric medicinal value as a "cure-all" has since been limited by better scientific understanding of appropriate and inappropriate uses (see uses below). However, it is recognized by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) as an approved over-the-counter (OTC) skin protectant, and remains widely used in cosmetic skin care.

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Robert Chesebrough
... (January 9, 1837 – September 8, 1933) was a chemist and the inventor of petroleum jelly, which he trade-named as Vaseline ... Chesebrough patented the process of making petroleum jelly (U.S ... The discovery of petroleum in Titusville, Pennsylvania rendered his job obsolete, so he traveled to Titusville to research what new materials might be created ...
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... credits, a field emblem mould is assembled on the deck of the Nisshin Maru and filled with molten petroleum jelly from one of the vehicles in the celebratory procession ... boils shrimp and cuts blocks of grey, layered jelly into plated portions using a field emblem mould ... of each field emblem is incised in order to allow the ship's crew, to whom the jelly is served, to pull it away ...
Petroleum Jelly - Use in "green" Applications
... To keep the desirable properties of the petroleum based petroleum jelly (petrolatum), "hybrid petrolatums" are now being used in many applications ... utilizes a complex mixture of vegetable oils and waxes and combines them with petroleum, micro wax based technologies ... of renewable resources while maintaining the beneficial properties of the petroleum jelly ...
Cutman - Tools - Equipment
... Petroleum jelly is put on the cuts and most likely areas of impact to make the skin more elastic and slippery, and hence less likely to tear ... Some cutmen cover cuts with homemade salve containing a mix of petroleum jelly and adrenaline chloride, so that adrenaline keeps getting applied to the wound during the bout ... above the eyes, will be prevented from reaching the eyes, by applying petroleum jelly to the eyebrows ...
Vaseline - History
... first known reference to the name Vaseline was by the inventor of petroleum jelly, Robert Chesebrough in his U.S ... patent for the process of making petroleum jelly (U.S ... I, Robert Chesebrough, have invented a new and useful product from petroleum which I have named Vaseline..." In 1859, Chesebrough went to the oil fields in Titusville, Pennsylvania, and ...

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