Encyclopedic Dictionary of Polymers

2011 Edition
| Editors: Jan W. Gooch

Ricinoleic Acid

  • Jan W. Gooch
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4419-6247-8_10048

\rī-sәn-ō-lē-ik-\ n [L ricinus + E oleic acid] (1848) Chief acid of castor oil, almost unique by reason of the presence of a hydroxyl group in the fatty acid chain. To exhibit drying properties, the ester must be dehydrated. Bp, 250°C/15 mm Hg; mp, 17°C; sp gr, 0.945. See  DCOOpen image in new window

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  • Jan W. Gooch
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  1. 1.AtlantaUSA