Encyclopedic Dictionary of Polymers

2011 Edition
| Editors: Jan W. Gooch

Walnut Oil

  • Jan W. Gooch
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4419-6247-8_12665

Vegetable semidrying or drying oil obtained from Juglans regia. It is used chiefly by artists, to whom its nonyellowing properties are attractive and in place of soya bean oil, in locations where walnut oil is economically available. It may contain as much as 63% of linoleic acid and 15% of linolenic acid. Sp gr, 0.926/15°C; iodine value, 140–150; saponification value, 195. (Langenheim JH (2003) Plant Resins: Chemistry, Evolution Ecology and Ethnobotany, Timber Press, Portland, OR, 2003; Paint: Pigment, Drying Oils, Polymers, Resins, Naval Stores, Cellulosics Esters, and Ink Vehicles, Vol. 3, American Society for Testing and Material, 2001)

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jan W. Gooch
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  1. 1.AtlantaUSA