Agent Name

Potassium ricinoleate

CAS Number

7492-30-0

Formula

C18-H34-O3.K

Major Category

Other Uses

Synonyms

12-Hydroxy-9-octadecenoic acid, monopotassium salt; 9-Octadecenoic acid, 12-hydroxy-, monopotassium salt; 9-Octadecenoic acid, 12-hydroxy-, monopotassium salt, (R-(Z))-; Ricinoleic acid, monopotassium salt; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Emulsifiers/Surfactants

Description

White solid; [Hawley]

Sources/Uses

Used as an emulsifying agent, algicide, and to control off-flavors in fish; No longer registered with the EPA for use as pesticide in the US; [HSDB]

Comments

Emergency treatment: "Laxatives- stimulants"; [HSDB]

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