Castor Oil

Castor oil (castor is Latin for beaver—before it was discovered in plants, castor oil was extracted from beavers' groins ) is a vegetable oil obtained from the castor bean (technically castor seed as the castor plant, Ricinus communis (Euphorbiaceae), is not a member of the bean family). Castor oil is a colorless to very pale yellow liquid with mild or no odor or taste. Its boiling point is 313 °C (595 °F) and its density is 961 kg/m3. It is a triglyceride in which approximately 90 percent of fatty acid chains are ricinoleic acid. Oleic and linoleic acids are the other significant components.

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... At least 20% oil (50/50 castor/synthetic) is recommended ... When using Castor Oil it is advisable to clean the engine cylinder wall with a Scotch-Brite pad to remove castor oil varnish buildup that will occur, especially after lean running ... To avoid this problem, it is advised to use a Synthetic oil or synthetic and castor oil blend ...
Castor Oil - Use As A Means of Intimidation in Fascist Italy and Spain - Linguistic Connotations
... The terms Usare l'olio di ricino, ("to use castor oil") and usare il manganello ("to use the bludgeon") mean "to coerce or abuse," and can be misunderstood in the absence of proper context ... As a means of punishment, the force-feeding with castor oil still lives on in animated cartoons such as Tom and Jerry ...
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... for its version of polyethoxylated castor oil ... of ethylene oxide with each mole of castor oil ... material in which the hydroxyl groups of the castor oil triglyceride have ethoxylated with ethylene oxide to form polyethylene glycol ethers ...
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... all rotary engines, was a total-loss type in which castor oil was injected into the fuel–air mix with a small pump ... Castor oil was used because it could not be easily dissolved into the fuel, and because it possessed lubrication qualities superior to mineral oils of the day ... Over two gallons of castor oil were sprayed into the air during each hour of engine operation ...
List Of Vegetable Oils - Other Oils
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