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Alfa Aesar™ Castor oil

$35.26 - $151.93

Chemical Identifiers

Chemical Name or Material Castor oil
CAS 8001-79-4
MDL Number MFCD00130746
Merck Index 14,1898
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alfa aesar™
2500mL Each for $151.93


alfa aesar™
250mL Each for $35.26
Description & Specifications


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

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.

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

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