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Hydrogenated Castor Oil - from The Castor Oil Dictionary

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Hydrogenated Castor Oil, HCO - from The Castor Oil Dictionary

  • HCO, also known as castor wax is a hard, brittle, insoluble wax. It is produced by adding hydrogen in the presence of a nickel catalyst. It is mainly used for coatings and greases where resistance to moisture, oils and other petrochemical products is required. (Hydrogenation Info from Elmhurst, Hydrogenation of Organic Compounds from University of Nottingham)
  • HCO is produced by the hydrogenation of castor oil with nickel catalyst. Its white flakes are extremely insoluble and are water resistant. The main use is in manufacturing greases and in paper coating for food packaging.
  • Hydrogenated oil is also utilized in the manufacture of waxes, polishes, carbon paper, candles and crayons



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