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Castor Beans

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The castor plant (Ricinus communis) is a coarse herb of the spurge family Euphorbiaceae. When processed, the seed syn. castor bean yields half its weight in a triglyceride oil that is, uniquely, up to 85% ricinoleic acid. The oil is used as an ingredient or precursor in the manufacture of paints, varnishes, resins, synthetic fibres, lubricants, polishes, cosmetics, and many other materials.

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  • Solvent Extraction
  • Animal Feed
  • Hazardous Material
  • Castor Bean
  • Ricinoleic Acid

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  1. Castor, Sesame and Safflower; Weiss, E.A.; Barnes & Noble: New York, 1971

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  2. Kirk-Othmer Encyclopedia of Chemical Technology,4th Edition; John Wiley & Sons: New York, 1995

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Fox, M.A. (1999). Castor Beans. In: Glossary for the Worldwide Transportation of Dangerous Goods and Hazardous Materials. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-662-11890-0_14

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