Agent Name

Sodium ricinoleate

CAS Number

5323-95-5

Formula

C18-H34-O3.Na

Major Category

Biological Agents

Synonyms

12-Hydroxy-9-octadecenoic acid, sodium salt; 9-Octadecenoic acid, 12-hydroxy-, sodium salt; Ricinoleic acid salt; 9-Octadecenoic acid, 12-hydroxy-, monosodium salt, (R-(Z))-; Colidosan; Ricinoleic acid sodium salt; Ricinoleic acid, monosodium salt, (+)-; Sodium ricinate; Sodium ricinolate; Soricin; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Plant Toxins

Description

White or slightly yellow solid; [Merck Index] Off-white to brown crystalline solid; [MSDSonline]

Sources/Uses

Sodium salt of fatty acid derived from castor oil; [Merck Index] Used as an intermediate, cathartic, emulsifier in special soaps (no known current use), and sclerosing agent (no known current use); [HSDB]

Comments

Emergency treatment: "Laxatives- stimulants"; [HSDB] May cause irritation; [MSDSonline]

Links to Other NLM Databases
Health Studies

Human Health Effects from Hazardous Substances Data Bank:

Toxicity Information

Search TOXNET

Chemical Information

Search ChemIDplus

Related Information in HazMap
Other Information

No other related information on this agent was found.