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Alfa Aesar™ Castor oil


Quantity 2500mL

Manufacturer: alfa aesar™  L04224-0F

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Catalog No. AAL042240F

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Description & Specifications

Chemical Identifiers

Quantity 2500mL
Boiling Point 313°C
Quantity 2500mL
Flash Point 230°C (446°F)
Optical Rotation +5° (c=5 in Ethanol)
Chemical Name or Material Castor oil
CAS 8001-79-4
MDL Number MFCD00130746
Merck Index 14,1898
RTECS Number FI4100000
TSCA TSCA

Specifications

Chemical Name or Material Castor oil
CAS 8001-79-4
MDL Number MFCD00130746
Merck Index 14,1898

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.

Solubility
Miscible with methanol, diethyl ether, chloroform, glacial acetic acid, benzene and carbon disulfide. Immiscible with cold water.

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