What is Castor Oil

In the food industry, castor oil is used in food additives and flavoring. In the cosmetics industry it is used in creams, moisturisers and also to enhance hair conditioners.

  • Synonyms: Ricinus communis, Seed oil, Tocopherol
  • INCI: Castor Oil
  • Chemical Formula: C57H104O9
  • CAS Number: 8001-79-4

Product Specifications

Chemical Formula C57H104O9
CAS Number 8001-79-4
Molar Weight 933.45g/mol
Specific Gravity 0.959
Melting Point -10 - -18°C
Boiling Point 313 °C
Flash Point 229°C
Forms Liquid
Grades Pharma Technical Feed Food

Uses and Applications for Castor Oil

Key Applications

  • Personal Care
  • Lubricants and lubricant additives
  • Paints and coatings


  • Water Treatment
  • Food and Nutrition
  • Solvents
  • Polymers
  • Pharma
  • Oil & Gas
  • Cleaning
  • Rubber
  • Lubricants
  • Cosmetics
  • Coatings & Construction

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