Agent Name

Canola oil

CAS Number

120962-03-0

Formula

Unspecified

Major Category

Biological Agents

Synonyms

Brassica napus oil, low erucic acid; Canbra oil; Canola oil glyceridic; Erglu rapeseed oil; Lear oil; Lesira rapeseed oil; Low erucic acid rapeseed oil; Oils, glyceridic, canola; Oro rapeseed oil; Primor rapeseed oil; Rape oil, canola; Rapeseed oil, low erucic acid; Span rapeseed oil; Tower rapeseed oil; Zephyr rapeseed oil; [ChemIDplus] RBD Canola Oil; [Cargill MSDS]

Category

Plant Oils and Extracts

Description

Yellow-brown liquid; [HSDB] Pale yellow liquid with a faint odor; [Cargill MSDS]

Sources/Uses

From the seeds of Brassica napus (rapeseed) and other Brassica species selectively cultivated for low erucic acid content; Used for cooking, in foods, cosmetics, pharmaceutical formulations, and as an insecticide; [HSDB] Used for insect control on a wide variety of food crops, ornamentals, and houseplants; [Reference #1] Used as an emulsifier, stabilizer or thickener, and texturizer for foods; [FDA] Permitted for use as an inert ingredient in non-food pesticide products; [EPA]

Comments

Low erucic acid rapeseed oil (LEAR oil) is generally regarded as safe (GRAS) for use in foods; [FDA]

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