ALBERDINGK® Pharm. Castor Oil Virgin Ph.Eur.

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Alberdingk® Pharmaceutical Castor Oil Virgin Ph. Eur. is obtained from the seeds of `Ricinus communis L.´. It is pressed without addition of heat (at max. 50 °C) and not solvent extracted. The oil complies with the monography "Castor oil, virgin", of the current version of the European Pharmacopoeia.

Alberdingk® Pharmaceutical Castor Oil Virgin Ph. Eur. is an important raw material in the production of pharmaceuticals where it serves as substrate in the synthesis of active pharmaceutical ingredients or as excipient in products like coated tablets or ointment formulations. Cosmetic formulations benefit from its positive skin-conditioning and emollient properties and the stabilizing effect in emulsions when used in lipsticks, lotions and other personal care formulations. Besides it is applied as polyol in the production of polyurethane resins with a high demand for purity and smell. Among these are e. g. in the medicinal sector components for dialysis devices or PU foams for mattresses, too.The high purity for the mentioned applications is assured by the manufacture and transport in dedicated equipment and containers. Thereby, any contamination with chemicals and/or solvent-extracted oils is excluded. Alberdingk® Pharmaceutical Castor Oil Virgin Ph. Eur. does not contain an antioxidant.

Acid Value (mg KOH/g): 0.0 - 1.5
Hydroxyl value (mg KOH/g): 160
Iodine value acc. to Wijs (g Iod/100g): 0.0 - 2.0
Water content max. (%): 0.30
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