Sulphonated Castor Oil

Other Trading Names:

  • Turkey Red Oil

CAS Number: 8002-33-3

HS Code: 34029020

Types of Packaging:

  • 200kg/ Plastic Drum
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Sulphonated Castor Oil

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Yellow to brown liquid



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Chemical Description

  • Sulphonated Castor Oil can also be called Turkey Red Oil. It comes in a yellow to brown liquid form.
  • Sulphonated castor oil is a derivative of castor oil that has been treated with sulfuric acid.
  • It has a boiling point of 7℃ with a molecular formula of C18H32Na2O6S.
  • It is soluble in water unlike regular castor oil because of its sulfonic acid groups.
  • It usually comes in a purity of 99%.
  • It acts as an emulsifier making it valuable in formulation where oil and water need to be mixed.
  • It is perfectly suited for use in making water dispersible bath oils and personal care products. Turkey red oil will solubilize many lipids, additives, and essential oils.
  • It is mainly used in coating auxiliary agents, in paper chemical surfactants, in textile auxiliary agents in water chemical treatments, etc.
  • In the textile industry it can be used as a dyeing assistant, helping dyes to penetrate fabric more effectively.
  • In personal care products, it is mainly found in bath oil, shampoos and soaps due to its moisturizing properties.
  • In the leather industry it is used as a fatliquoring agent bringing softness and flexibility to the leather.
  • In the agriculture industry it is sometimes used in pesticide formulation to improve the spreading of the product on plant surfaces.
  • It is utilized in the cleaning agents for its emulsifying and dispersing abilities.
  • As this oil is derived from natural sources, it is biodegradable and friendly to the environment.
  • Generally its use is considered safe for a variety of applications, including those that come into contact with the skin unless they might have an allergy to sulphonated castor oil.
  • Overexposure can cause eye irritation.
  • It should be stored in a cool and dry place away from direct sunlight and extreme high temperature.
  • Its chemical properties makes it a versatile ingredient for use in various industries.
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