Ricinoleic Acid

Created through hydrolysis of castor oil, as an unsaturated, natural fatty acid with linear structure and with hydroxyl group, ricinoleic acid enjoys a monopoly position because of its availability on a commercially relevant scale.

Ricinoleic acid is insoluble in water, and its molecular structure contains a hydroxyl group attached to the twelfth carbon atom. The double bond between the ninth and tenth carbon atom has a cis configuration. Thanks to all these chemical properties, combined with availability on a commercial scale, ricinoleic acid enjoys a monopoly position within the entire fatty acids group in terms of its industrial significance.


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