castor oil

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a purgative extracted from the seed of the castor-oil plant

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PEG 40 castor oil, that is not suitable for human consumption or therapeutic use and may contain impurities such as DEG; and
BB Shea Castor Strengthener contains Jamaican Black Castor Oil, pure shea butter and coconut oil to promote hair growth and strength while increasing hair moisture.
The transesterification reaction was performed using 150 mg of castor oil and methyl-benzene alcohol at the ratio of 4:1, according to the methodology proposed by Folch, Lees and Sloane-Stanley (1957) and modified by Lepage and Roy (1986).
Unlike other plant-based oils, castor oil is not a vegetable oil and is largely used for various industrial applications in the chemical and oil industries.
However, the naturally available castor oil deserves special attention in that it already contains hydroxyl functionality and has a well-established usage in the polyurethane and coatings industry.
Abstract Synthesis and UV-curing of acrylated castor oil glycerides are described.
Castor seeds contains about 50-55% of castor oil which is composed of 81-96% of glycerides of ricinoleic acid ([C.
Effect of microwave-assisted system on transesterification of castor oil with ethanol
ABSTRACT The effects of processed castor oil bean (Ricinus communis L) meal (CBM) and supplementary DL- methionine on nutrient retention, carcass and organ weights of broiler chicks were investigated for five weeks.
This was an experimental study in which both qualitative and quantitative data was obtained on the effect of different doses of the ethanolic crude extract of Psidium guajava fruit on the number of wet faeces in castor oil induced diarrhea in Wistar albino rats.
To produce biodiesel derived from castor oil, first, the oil is extracted from the seed, later, it is refined and the transesterification process is performed; the result of this process is glycerin, as well as the product of interest: biodiesel that can be used in pure form (100%) in internal combustion engines or blended in any proportion with ordinary diesel of fossil origin.
Ricin is a protein that is found in the seeds of the castor bean plant, the same plant that yields castor oil.
Tom's of Maine announces the new Naturally Clean toothbrush, featuring a plant-based handle made from renewable castor oil plants instead of petroleum and dye-free, multi-height bristles.