ricinoleic acid

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ric·in·o·le·ic acid

An unsaturated fatty acid, C18H34O3, prepared from castor oil and used in making soaps and in textile finishing.

[Latin ricinus, castor-oil plant + oleic.]

ricinoleic acid

(ˌrɪsɪnəʊˈliːɪk; -ˈnəʊlɪɪk)
1. (Elements & Compounds) an oily unsaturated carboxylic acid found, as the glyceride, in castor oil and used in the manufacture of soap and in finishing textiles; 12-hydroxy-9-octadecanoic acid. Formula: C18H34O3
2. (Elements & Compounds) the mixture of fatty acids obtained by hydrolysing castor oil
[C19: from ricin + oleic acid]

ric′in•o•le′ic ac′id

(ˈrɪs ə noʊˈli ɪk, -ˈnoʊ li ɪk, ˌrɪs-)
an unsaturated hydroxyl acid, C18H34O3, used chiefly in soaps and textile finishing.
[1840–50; < Latin ricin(us) castor-oil plant + oleic]
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Noun1.ricinoleic acid - an oily fatty acid found in castor oil and used in soap
castor oil - a purgative extracted from the seed of the castor-oil plant; used in paint and varnish as well as medically
unsaturated fatty acid - a fatty acid whose carbon chain can absorb additional hydrogen atoms
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In ethanol extract for example the amount of eieosenoic acid and ricinoleic acid is greater than that of these acids in the acetone extract while the percentage yields of palmitic, palmitoleic, stearic, oleic, linoleic, and linolenic acids are greater in acetone extracts than in the ethanol extracts (Table 6).
Sulphonated castor oil is used for dyeing and preservation of leather, production of Ricinoleic acid (polyamide resin) and in biodiesel studies (Anonymous, 2009; Ombrello, 2009).
6) Castor oil is not used as a food source and it is chiefly composed of triglycerides of ricinoleic acid, with minor contributions from oleic, linoleic, and others.
The major component of castor oil is triglyceride of ricinoleic acid which is decomposed by lipases in the small intestine to glycerol and ricinoleic acid.
The weight percentage of ricinoleic acid in castor oil was calculated as follows (equation 4).
It is mainly constituted of triglycerides of ricinoleic acid (12-hydroxy-cis-octadec-9-enoic acid) in which the presence of a hydroxyl group at C-12 imparts several unique chemical and physical properties that are exploited in the pharmaceutical and chemical industry (Meneghetti et al.
Castor seeds contains about 50-55% of castor oil which is composed of 81-96% of glycerides of ricinoleic acid ([C.
Besides its laxative effects that can prevent its use, ricinoleic acid has been shown to have antimicrobial (Novak et al.