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CAS Number: 111-20-6
Sebacic acid is a dicarboxylic acid obtained from the dry distillation of castor oil. It is derived from castor oil. Two molecules are needed to obtain a castor sebacic acid. 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 solid at room temperature and melts above 130 ° C. Is in the form of white crystalline solid (powder or granules depending of the manufacturer). Stabilizer in alkyd resins, maleic and other polyesters, polyurethanes, fibers, paints, candles and perfumes, low temperature lubricants and hydraulic fluids.