Castor Oil

Its chemical formula is C6H6O2 and is used in the food additives, flavorings, candy, etc.

Item

Result

Appearance

Pale Yellow, Viscous, Clear Liquid

Moisture & Volatile

0.25% Max

F.F.A. (as oleic)

1.00% Max

Acid Value

2.00% Max

Iodine Value (Wijs)

82-90

Saponification Value

177-185

Hydroxyl Value

158-163

Relative Density at 30°C

0.954-0.960 gm/ml

Color on Lovibond in 5.25” Cell

Y-20.0 Max R-2.0 Max

Sediment

Nil

Ash

Nil

Refractive Index at 40.C

1.470 to 1.473

Unsaponification Value

0.5% Max

Solubility

Soluble in Alcohol Ether and Ether Alcohol

Optical Rotation

+/- 3.5º

Color on Lovibond in 1” Cell

Y-2.0 Max R-0.3 Max

 

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