Corn oil

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Description

Pale yellow semidrying oil obtained as a byproduct of milling corn (Zea mays). Corn oil contains the following fatty acids: linoleic (34-62%), oleic (19-49%), palmitic (8-12%), stearic (2.5-4.5%), hexadecanoic (0.2-1.6%), and myristic (0.1-1.7%). Corn oil is used for food, soap, lubricants, leather dressing, and in some enamel paints.

Synonyms and Related Terms

"Zea mays; maize oil; aceite de maiz (Esp.); huile de maïs (Fr.)

Examples include: Maydol; Mazola "

FTIR

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Other Properties

Soluble in ether, chloroform, amyl acetate, benzene, carbon disulfide. Slightly soluble in ethanol. Insoluble in water.

Acid value = 2-8. Saponification value = 187-196. Iodine value = 109-133.

CAS 8001-30-7
Melting Point -18 to -10
Density 0.914-0.921
Refractive Index 1.470-1.471

Hazards and Safety

Combustible. Flash point = 238 C (460 F). Nontoxic.

Fisher Scientific: MSDS

Sources Checked for Data in Record

  • G.S.Brady, Materials Handbook, McGraw-Hill Book Co., New York, 1971 Comment: p. 241
  • Richard S. Lewis, Hawley's Condensed Chemical Dictionary, Van Nostrand Reinhold, New York, 10th ed., 1993
  • The Merck Index, Martha Windholz (ed.), Merck Research Labs, Rahway NJ, 10th edition, 1983 Comment: entry 2597; source of values on description page
  • Encyclopedia Britannica, http://www.britannica.com Comment: "corn oil." Encyclopædia Britannica. 2005. Encyclopædia Britannica Premium Service 7 Apr. 2005 .
  • CRC Handbook of Chemistry and Physics, Robert Weast (ed.), CRC Press, Boca Raton, Florida, v. 61, 1980 Comment: melting pt=-20C, density=0.922, ref. index=1.4734, iodine value=122.6, saponification value=192.0