Castor Oil

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Castor Oil

Castor Oil is a specialty vegetable oil that is derived from pure castor beans. The beans are pressed to make the oil.  It is a pale yellow clear to hazy liquid. Castor oil has a very distictive odor and tase. 

Castor oil is a mixture of oils consisting of a triglyceride of fatty acids. The fatty acid content of castor oil consists of about 88-90% ricinoleic acid, 4-5% linoleic acid, 2-3% oleic acid, 1% palmitic acid, 1% stearic acid, about 1% dihydroxystearic acid, and trace amounts of other fatty acids  

CAS:  8001-79-4

Typical Boiling point, 313 °C (595 °F) , Density 0.961 g/cm 

Castor oil and its derivatives are used in the manufacturing of all kinds of products from detergent soaps, to hydrauic fluid additives, and even additives for making things as diverse as pharmaceuticals to coatings and adhesives to perfumes and brake fluids.. It is also a well known carrier for dyes in textiles.  Some kinds of  castor oil are food grade.

Typical Uses include :

  • Food additives
  • Traditional medicines
  • Lubricant
  • Detergents and soaps
  • Adhesives
  • Ink
  • Chemical processing 
  • Dielectric cooling fluid
  • Viscosity modifier
  • Food products 

Synonyms:  Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, Ricinus Oil

Appearance: Yellow colorless liquid

Odor - Distinctive 

Keep in mind that castor oil beans may cause an allergic reaction. Always check with a qualified doctor before using castor oil beans or castor oil just in case a user may have an allergy to castor oil.

For easy handling of Castor oil or any product in a drum,  try out the drum truck from Level 7 Chemical. 

440Lb Net Weight Drum