Ricinoleic acid is a light coloured fatty acid, unsaturated omega-9 fatty acid that naturally occurs in mature Castor plant. It is produced by saponification or fractional distillation of hydrolyzed Castor Oil and also called Castor Oil fatty acid, belong to a family of the unsaturated fatty acid.
It is a vicious yellow liquid, melting at 5.5OC and boiling at 245OC.
It is insoluble in water but soluble in most organic solvents.
- Polymerized Ricinoleic Acid
- Stabilized Ricinoleic Acid