|Preferred IUPAC name
Methyl ricinoleate; Ricinoleic acid methyl ester; Methyl ricinolate
3D model (JSmol)
CompTox Dashboard (EPA)
|Molar mass||312.494 g·mol−1|
|Density||0.9236 g/mL at 22 °C|
|Melting point||−4.5 °C (23.9 °F; 268.6 K)|
Except where otherwise noted, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C [77 °F], 100 kPa).
Methyl ricinoleate is a clear, viscous fluid that is used as a surfactant, cutting fluid additive, lubricant, and plasticizer. It is a plasticizer for cellulosic resins, polyvinyl acetate, and polystyrene. It is a type of fatty acid methyl ester synthesized from castor oil and methyl alcohol.