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CAS Number: 106-14-9
Castor oil is obtained from the fruit seed of castor (Ricinus communis L.) a large shrub that grows mainly in India, Brazil and China. The seed has an oil content of 40-50%. It is obtained from hydrolysis of hydrogenated castor oil.

It is a solid at room temperature, melts about 75 ° C, is marketed in the form of flakes or pellets, is white and opaque. It is mainly applied to the formulation of lubricants and greases, resins, synthetic waxes, rigid or plasticized films and chemical intermediates. It has a very high oxidative stability.