Ricinoleic acid

Ricinoleic acid is a special unsaturated fatty acid found in large quantities in castor oil. In cosmetics, castor oil acid is a popular ingredient in skin and hair care products. It has moisturising and conditioning properties. Due to its chemical structure, ricinoleic oil acid can also be used to produce various chemical compounds. For example, it is used in the production of polyurethanes, lubricants, plasticisers and other industrial products.


  • Ricinoleic acid

General information:

Abbreviation RA
CAS number 141-22-0
EC no: 205-470-2
REACH Registration No.  
MATSEN Article no. 1132
Sum formula: C18H34O3
Description yellowish, viscous liquid
Available packaging RTC & IBC different sizes
Variants Standard
Aggregate state liquid
Form Clear viscous liquid
Colour yellow
Odour characteristic
Boiling point 245°C
Melting point 5.5°C

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