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Castor oil

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Quality Level

biological source

synthetic (organic)



optical activity

[α]20/D +5°, c = 5 in ethanol

refractive index

n20/D 1.478 (lit.)


313 °C (lit.)


0.961 g/mL at 25 °C

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Castor oil is a triglyceride obtained from Ricinus communis. It has been used to study its impact on rat lens condition. Castor oil has also been used as a test reagent for studying the dose-response relationship and mechanism of action of Saccharomyces boulardii by utilizing the rat model of castor oil-induced diarrhea.


1 L in glass bottle
250 mL in glass bottle

Storage Class Code

10 - Combustible liquids



Flash Point(F)

Not applicable

Flash Point(C)

Not applicable

Personal Protective Equipment

dust mask type N95 (US),Eyeshields,Gloves

Certificate of Analysis

Certificate of Origin

Philippe Girard et al.
Digestive diseases and sciences, 48(4), 770-774 (2003-05-14)
For biotherapeutic agents, there is a lack of information on dose-response relationships and mechanism of action. The present study was designed to address these issues for Saccharomyces boulardii using the rat model of castor oil-induced diarrhea. A single dose of...
Yumiao Zhang et al.
Nature communications, 7, 11649-11649 (2016-05-20)
Injectable hydrophobic drugs are typically dissolved in surfactants and non-aqueous solvents which can induce negative side-effects. Alternatives like 'top-down' fine milling of excipient-free injectable drug suspensions are not yet clinically viable and 'bottom-up' self-assembled delivery systems usually substitute one solubilizing...
Thomas Holm et al.
PloS one, 8(11), e79620-e79620 (2013-11-22)
Glutathione concentration in the lens decreases in aging and cataractous lenses, providing a marker for tissue condition. Experimental procedures requiring unfrozen lenses from donor banks rely on transportation in storage medium, affecting lens homeostasis and alterations in glutathione levels. The...
Guannan Wang et al.
Carcinogenesis, 40(7), 903-913 (2019-05-03)
Mammographic screening for breast cancer has led to increased detection of ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) and a reappraisal of the necessity of aggressive treatment with their attendant toxicities for a preneoplastic lesion. Fulvestrant, a selective estrogen receptor degrader, is...
Atul Pandey et al.
Hormones and behavior, 117, 104602-104602 (2019-10-28)
Juvenile hormone (JH) is a key regulator of insect development and reproduction. Given that JH commonly affects adult insect fertility, it has been hypothesized to also regulate behaviors such as dominance and aggression that are associated with reproduction. We tested...

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