ricinoleic acid


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ric·i·no·le·ic ac·id

(ris'i-nō-lē'ik as'id),
An unsaturated hydroxy acid present in castor oil.

ricinoleic acid

(rĭs′ĭn-ō-lē′ĭk)
n.
An unsaturated fatty acid, C18H34O3, prepared from castor oil and used in making soaps and in textile finishing.

ricinoleic acid

C18H34O3, an unsaturated hydroxy acid making up about 80% of fatty acids in the glycerides of castor oil. It has a strong laxative action.
CAS # 141-22-0
See also: acid
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Effects of ricinoleic acid esters from castor oil of Ricinus communis on the vitellogenesis of Rhipicephalus sanguineus (Latreille, 1806) (Acari: Ixodidae) ticks.
Effect of ricinoleic acid esters from castor oil (Ricinus communis) on the oocyte yolk components of the tick Rhipicephalus sanguineus (Latreille, 1806) (Acari: Ixodidae).
Due to dehydration process major part of ricinoleic acid was converted into NCLA and CLA.
The ester stemming from the castor oil presents 5 products (see table 2), considering the majority product the ester of the ricinoleic acid.
CO is an ester product of glycerol and ricinoleic acid, and hence the CO-based polyurethane chains include ester bonds besides urethane bonds.
Mean oleic and ricinoleic acid content was calculated for the parental lines, the [F.
The bacterial system converts up to 89 percent of oleic acid into DOD and up to 45 percent of ricinoleic acid into TOD in small fermentation flasks, reports Kuo.
The resulting butyldimethylsilyl ether ricinoleic acid was converted into its anhydride as previously described by Selinger and Laidot [18].
Ethanol showed a better performance in the extraction, due to the fact that the major component of castor oil is ricinoleic acid, which has a hydroxyl at its carbon 12, which increases its solubility in alcohols (GUSTONE, 2004).
Castor oil is characterized by high levels of ricinoleic acid (about 900 g [kg.
All three acids--lesquerolic, densipolic, and auricolic--are similar to ricinoleic acid, the main fatty acid in castor oil.