|IUPAC name||(Z)-12-Hydroxyoctadec-9-enoic acid|
|Molar mass||298.461 g/mol|
| Except where noted otherwise, data are given for|
materials in their standard state
(at 25 °C, 100 kPa)
Infobox disclaimer and references
Ricinoleic acid (12-hydroxy-9-cis-octadecenoic acid) is an unsaturated omega-9 fatty acid that naturally occurs in mature Castor plant (Ricinus Communis L., Euphorbiaceae) seeds. About 90% of the fatty acid content in castor oil is the triglyceride formed from ricinoleic acid. Ricinoleic acid is manufactured for industries by saponification or fractional distillation of hydrolyzed castor oil.
Ricinoleic acid in medicines
Ricinoleic acid exerts remarkable analgesic and anti-inflammatory effects.
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