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Ricinoleic acid

Ricinoleic acid, formally called 12-hydroxy-9-cis-octadecenoic acid is a fatty acid. It is an unsaturated omega-9 fatty acid and a hydroxy acid.

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Ricinoleic Acid is a light coloured Fatty Acid and an Unsaturated Omega-9 Fatty Acid that naturally occurs in mature Castor Plant. It is produced by saponification or fractional distillation of Hydrolyzed Castor Oil. Called Castor Oil Fatty Acid it belongs to a family of the Unsaturated Fatty Acid. It is a viscous yellow liquid, melting at 5.5o C and boils at 245o C and is insoluble in water but soluble in most organic solvents.

Ricinoleic Acid possesses remarkable analgesic and anti-inflammatory properties. It is an effective topical treatment material for ringworm, keratoses, skin inflammation, abrasions, fungus-infected fingers and toenails, acne and chronic pruritus (itching). It can also be used for treating leather, rendering good wetting, flexibility and softening properties to it.


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