Castor oil BP/EP
CASTOR OIL is the fixed oil obtained by cold expression from the seeds of Ricinus communis (L). It is a clear, almost colourless or slightly yellow, viscid liquid; odour very slightly and characteristic, taste at first bland, but afterwards slightly acrid.
Castor oil BP | EP complies to the British and European Pharmacopeia monograph. High Refined Castor oil Ph.Eur. is derived by a process of high refining method designed to provide a very high quality Castor oil that is intended for use in the manufacture of parenteral preparations.
High Refined Castor oil is a special grade oil due to the low moisture and acid value. The seeds of Castor are cold pressed without heat. It then follows a high level of refinery process resulting in a stable and steady and very high quality oil for Pharmaceutical and parenteral application. High Refined Castor oil exceeds the requirements of the current version of the European Pharmacopoeia monograph.
COLOUR: Clear to pale yellow
APPEARANCE: Viscous liquid
ODOUR: Very slight; characteristic
FLASH POINT °C: >100
SPECIFIC GRAVITY @ 15.5C: 0.9500 to 0.9700
REFRACTIVE INDEX @ 20C: 1.4750 TO 1.4850
OPTICAL ROTATION: +4.5 (typical)
SAPONIFICATION VALUE (mq KOH/g): 176-187
ACID VALUE: 4mg KOH/g oil max.
IODINE VALUE: 82-90
SOLUBILITY IN ETHANOL: Soluble
Classification according to EU 1272/2008: Not classified as a hazardous substance
Labelling according to EU regulation 1272/2008 (GHS-Labelling): None
Classification according to EU 67/548: Not classified as a hazardous substance.
Labelling according to EU regulation 67/548: None
CAS No: 8001-79-4; Status: natural; EU-No. 232-293-8
IFRA: Not restricted
Application: Pharmaceutical, Cosmetic, Technical.
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