Home Cosmetic Science Talk Formulating Strange phenomenon between paraffin oil and castor oil

  • chemicalmatt

    May 4, 2024 at 1:39 pm

    @Fekher first thing is CONGRATULATIONS! You discovered something unique and thanks for sharing. Now, get to that patent attorney office pronto my friend! OK, there is some “prior art” involved here. The fatty acid 12-hydroxystearic acid derives directly from castor oil hydrolysis. This is a known gellant for apolar oils such as mineral oil. It works on medium polarity oils too but not as well. What is surprising is how that castor oil underwent hydrolysis - alkali are used for this industrially - yielding all that 12-hydroxystearin. Even so, you got a pretty thick substance with only 1.0% castor oil too. Pretty cool, dude!

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