Ricinoleic Acid is made from castor oil and is an unsaturated fatty acid. It acts as a clear, viscous, yellowish liquid. It is mainly used in pigments, printing inks, and textile finishing. The main application, however, is to generate different oleochemicals as chemical intermediates.
Castor Oil is the only commercially available vegetable oil that contains (70-90 percent) hydroxy functionality of a fatty acid. It is also referred to as ricinoleic acid triglyceride.
|1||APPEARANCE||VISCOUS CLEAR LIQUID|
|2||IODINE VALUE, GL2/100G||82 - 90|
|3||SAPONIFICATION VALUE, MG KOH/G||180 - 190|
|4||ACID VALUE, MG KOH/G||175 MIN|
|5||HYDROXYL VALUE MG KOH/G||155 MIN|
|7||COLOUR GARDNER||4 - 5 MAX|
|8||UNSAP MATTER||1% MAX|
|9||SPECIFIC GRAVITY AT 25 DEG.||0.935 - 0.945|
|10||RICINOLEIC ACID % BY GC||85% MIN|