Almond Oil Refined

Product – Specification

Description:
Refined almond oil is the fatty oil from the ripe seeds of Prunus dulcis (Miller) D.A. Webb var. dulcis or Prunus dulci s (Miller) D.A. Webb var. amara (D.C.) Buchheim or a mixture of the two varieties by cold expression. It is then refined. A suitable antioxidant may be added.

CAS No.:
8007-69-0

INCI Name:
Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis Oil

Properties:
A pale yellow, clear liquid. Slightly soluble in alcohol, miscible with petroleum. It solidifies at about -18⁰C.

Physical and Chemical Characteristics

Parameter Method Unit Value
acid value AOCS Cd 3d-63 mg KOH/g max. 0.5
Peroxide value AOCS Cd 8b-90 meq 02/kg max. 5.0
refractive index (20⁰C) AOCS Cc 7-25 1.471 – 1.472
relative density (20⁰C) AOCS Cc 7-25 0.915 – 0.918
colour (Gardner) AOCS Td 1a-64 max. 3.0
unsaponifiable matter AOCS Ca 6a-40 % max. 0.9
iodine value AOCS Cd 1b-87 g I2/100g 95.0 – 109.0
saponification value AOCS Cd 3-25 mg KOH/g 190.0 – 195.0
water AOCS Ca 2b-38 % max. 0.1
absorbance (264-276 nm) 0.2 – 6.0

Fatty Acid Composition (GC of FAMEs)

Parameter Method Unit Value
<C 16:0 AOCS Ce 1h-05 % max. 0.1
16:0 palmitic acid AOCS Ce 1h-05 % 4.0 – 9.0
16:1 palmitoleic acid AOCS Ce 1h-05 % max. 0.8
17:0 Margaric acid AOCS Ce 1h-05 % max. 0.2
18:0 stearic acid AOCS Ce 1h-05 % max. 3.0
18:1 oleic acid AOCS Ce 1h-05 % 62.0 – 86.0
18:2 linoleic acid AOCS Ce 1h-05 % 20.0 – 30.0
18:3 linolenic acid AOCS Ce 1h-05 % max. 0.4
20:0 Arachidic acid AOCS Ce 1h-05 % max. 0.2
20:1 Eicosenoic acid AOCS Ce 1h-05 % max. 0.3
22:0 Behenic acid AOCS Ce 1h-05 % max. 0.2
22:1 Erucic acid AOCS Ce 1h-05 % max. 0.1

Sterol Composition

Parameter Method Unit Value
Cholesterol USP 35-NF30 % max. 0.7
Campesterol USP 35-NF30 % max. 5.0
Stigmasterol USP 35-NF30 % max. 4.0
β-Sitosterol USP 35-NF30 % 73.0 – 87.0
Δ5-Avenasterol USP 35-NF30 % min. 5.0
Δ7-Avenasterol USP 35-NF30 % max. 3.0
Δ7-Stigmasterol USP 35-NF30 % max. 3.0
Brassicasterol USP 35-NF30 % max. 0.3