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Applications of Ricinoleic Acid

Ricinoleic acid (12- hydroxy-9-cis-octadecenoic acid) is a light coloured, unsaturated omega-9 fatty acid that naturally occurs in mature castor plant (Ricinus communis L., Euphorbiaceae) which constitutes for about 90% of the castor oil.

  • Primary uses include, coatings, plastics, inks and cosmetics.
  • Poly (anhydrides) is hydrolytically degradable polymers which have been used as vehicles for controlled delivery of drugs. A new class of biodegradable polyanhydrides based on ricinoleic acid has been synthesized
  • Ricinoleic acid is effective in preventing the growth of numerous species of viruses, bacteria, yeasts, and molds. Its successful as a topical treatment for ringworm, keratoses, skin inflammation, abrasions, fungal-infected finger- and toenails, acne, and chronic pruritus (itching). Generally, for these conditions the affected area is wrapped each night in a castor oil-soaked cloth. Ricinoleic acid is used also as a bactericide. Hence, washing wounds with ricinoleic acid at prescribed dilution levels is sometimes recommended.
  • Ricin acts as a blood coagulant
  • Macrolactones and polyesters can be derived from ricinoleic acid
  • Ricinoleic acid has been used in contraceptive jellies
  • Used in soaps, amine compounds, esters in cutting oils, industrial lubricants, emulsifiers, metal working compounds.
  • Ricinoleate soaps have been patented as algaecides for aquaculture systems.
  • Used in dispersion of pigments and dyes.
  • Used in resins, thermosetting acrylics and non-drying plasticizing esters.
  • Quaternary ammonium compounds based on ricinoleates and hydroxy stearates have been used in for cosmetics skin and hair care, personal products, germicides and textile processing agents.

What Can We do for Your Ricinoleic Acid Sourcing Requirements?

CastorOil.in provides quality assistance, especially for international companies, in procuring Ricinoleic Acid from high quality suppliers in India, who are also excellent in customer service and support.

  • We work with a number of vendors, all of whom have already been evaluated by us for their quality product and service. We can identify the best vendor for your requirement from those in our list.
  • Providing you authenticated details and background of the vendor for your analysis
  • Introducing the vendor and first stage coordination for vendor interactions
  • Assisting you until you inputs and clarifications until you tie up with a vendor
CastorOil.in does not charge the international buyer for its services.

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  • in is the world’s only dedicated online guide for the castor oil and castor oil derivatives sector.
  • We have been in existence since 2006, and are well connected to the entire castor oil business value chain in India.
  • We specifically work with both small and large companies in India’s castor oil sector. In addition, CastorOil.in publishes the only industry wide guide and report for castor oil, the Comprehensive Castor Oil Report.

Next Steps

Interested in taking CastorOil.in assistance for your Ricinoleic Acid needs? Send a note to Muthukrishnan  [email protected]

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