Curcas oil

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A yellowish drying oil extracted from the kernels of the seeds of the bush, Jatropha curcas, native to Central America. Curcas oil is used for as a lubricant, soap, cooking oil, and a local paint binder.

Synonyms and Related Terms

Jatropha curcas; aceite de jatrofa (Esp.)

Other Properties

Iodine value = 98 - 102; Saponification value = 192

Density 0.92

Sources Checked for Data in Record

  • G.S.Brady, Materials Handbook, McGraw-Hill Book Co., New York, 1971 Comment: p. 161
  • Van Nostrand's Scientific Encyclopedia, Douglas M. Considine (ed.), Van Nostrand Reinhold, New York, 1976
  • Encyclopedia Britannica, Comment: "jatropha." Encyclopædia Britannica. 2005. Encyclopædia Britannica Premium Service 7 Apr. 2005 .