Castor Oil

Castor Oil (Production Statistics)

It is obtained from the seeds of Ricinus Communis, is a pale yellow, viscous, oily liquid insoluble in water. It contains more than 87% of a unique hydroxy fatty acid viz. Ricinoleic acid.

Property Value / Percentage
Appearance Pale yellow , Viscous , Clear liquid
M.I.V. 0.25 % Max.
Acid value 2.00 % Max
F.F.A. ( as oleic ) 1.00 % Max.
Iodine value (Wijs) 82 – 90
Saponification value 177 – 185
Hydroxyl value 158 – 163
Relative Density @ 30°C 0.954 – 0.960 gm/ ml
Colour on lovibond in 5.25”cell Y- 20.0 Max. R – 2.0 Max.
Property Value / Percentage
Appearance Pale yellow , Viscous , Clear liquid
M.I.V. 0.25 % Max.
Acid value 1.00 % Max
F.F.A. ( as oleic ) 0.35 % Max.
Iodine value (Wijs) 82 – 90
Saponification value 177 – 185
Hydroxyl value 158 – 163
Relative Density @ 30°C 0.954 – 0.960 gm/ ml
Colour on lovibond in 5.25”cell Y- 10.0 Max. R – 1.0 Max.