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Sesame Oil

Type of Posting: Notice of Intent to Revise

Posting Date: 31–Oct–2014

Targeted Official Date: Interim Revision Announcement, 01–Jul–2015

Expert Committee: Monographs—Excipients

In accordance with section 7.05(c) of the 2010–2015 Rules and Procedures of the Council of Experts, this is to provide notice that the USP Monographs—Excipients Committee intends to revise the Sesame Oil monograph.

Comments with supporting data were received that indicate the Specific Gravity specification should be revised. The Expert Committee proposes to revise the Specific Gravity lower limit from "0.916" to "0.912". The Expert Committee also proposes to update the monograph to accommodate a special grade that is used in injectable dosage forms.

It is anticipated that the proposed revision will be published as an Interim Revision Announcement (IRA) in Pharmacopeial Forum 41(1) [Jan.–Feb. 2015], pursuant to section 7.02 of the Rules and Procedures.

Should you have questions, please contact Hong Wang, Senior Scientific Liaison to the Monographs—Excipients Expert Committee (301-816-8351 or