Cookies disclaimer

I agree Our site saves small pieces of text information (cookies) on your device in order to deliver better content and for statistical purposes. You can disable the usage of cookies by changing the settings of your browser. By browsing our website without changing the browser settings you grant us permission to store that information on your device.

8001-79-4 - Castor oil - L04224 - Alfa Aesar

L04224 Castor oil

CAS Number
8001-79-4
Synonyms

Size Price ($) Quantity Availability
250ml 22.90
1000ml 47.50
2500ml 98.70
Add to Cart Add to Quote Request View Item

Castor oil

MDL
MFCD00130746
EINECS
232-293-8

Chemical Properties

Boiling Point
313°
Flash Point
230°(446°F)
Density
0.961
Refractive Index
1.4780
Solubility
Miscible with methanol, diethyl ether, chloroform, glacial acetic acid, benzene and carbon disulfide. Immiscible with cold water.

Applications

Castor oil is used in food additives, flavorings, candy and as a mold inhibitor. Its derivatives are used in the production of soaps, lubricants, hydraulic and brake fluids, paints, coatings, lithium grease and cold resistant plastics. It finds application in waxes, polishes, nylon, pharmaceuticals and perfumes. It is involved in the preparation of linoleic acids by dehydration, 2-octanol, sebacic acid and undecylenic acid, which is a precursor for polymer nylon 11 and heptanal. It is involved in the preparation of 12-hydroxystearic acid by hydrogenation and saponification. It is useful as a lubricant in jet, diesel, and racing engine. Further, it is used as a laxative.

Notes

Light sensitive. Incompatible with strong oxidizing agents, acids and bases.

Literature References

Gurunathan, T.; Mohanty, S.; Nayak, S. K. Isocyanate terminated castor oil-based polyurethane prepolymer: Synthesis and characterization. Prog. Org. Coat. 2015, 80, 39-48.

Saez-Bastante, J.; Pinzi, S.; Jimenez-Romero, F. J.; de Castro, M. D. L.; Priego-Capote, F.; Dorado, M. P. Synthesis of biodiesel from castor oil: Silent versus sonicated methylation and energy studies. Energy Convers. Manage. 2015, 96, 561-567.

Other References

Merck
14,1898
Harmonized Tariff Code
1515.30
TSCA
Yes
RTECS
FI4100000

Recommended

Recently Viewed

Chemicals

Life Science

Metals & Materials

Catalysts

Analytical & Labware