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Alfa Aesar™ Castor oil

Manufacturer:  Alfa Aesar™ L04224AK

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Catalog No. AAL04224AK


 

Specifications

Description

Castor oil; Alfa Aesar; 250mL; BP: 313; CAS: 8001-79-4

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.
Description & Specifications

Specifications

Castor oil
+5° (c=5 in Ethanol)
250mL
MFCD00130746
230°C (446°F)
313°C
8001-79-4
14,1898

Chemical Identifiers

8001-79-4
MFCD00130746
14,1898
Castor oil

Safety and Handling

SDS & Safety Documents

RTECSNumber : FI4100000

TSCA : TSCA