Hydrogenated Castor Oil

Introduction

 

It is produced by the hydrogenation (chemical combination with hydrogen) of pure castor oil, in the presence of a nickel catalyst. It is odorless and insoluble in water.

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Hydrogenated Castor Oil

Hydrogenated Castor Oil

Castor wax, also called hydrogenated castor oil, is a hard, brittle, vegetable wax. It is produced by the hydrogenation (chemical combination with hydrogen) of pure castor oil, in the presence of a nickel catalyst. It is odorless and insoluble in water.

Uses

  • Polishes
  • Cosmetics
  • Electrical Capacitors
  • Carbon Paper
  • Lubrication
  • Coatings
  • Greases where resistance to moisture, oils and petrochemical products is required.
  • Castor wax is also useful in polyurethane coating formulation, as it contains threesecondary hydroxyl group. These coating compositions are useful as a top coat varnish for leather, wood & rubber.

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