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 NIR mg KOH/g max. 0.5
Peroxide value NIR meq 02/kg max. 5.0
refractive index (20⁰C) NIR 1.471 – 1.472
unsaponifiable matter AOCS Ca 6a-40 % max. 0.9
Specfic gravity AOCS Cc 10a-25 0.910 – 0.915
Fatty Acid Composition (GC of FAMEs)
Parameter Method Unit Value
<C 16:0 AOCS Ce 1a-13 % max. 0.1
16:0 palmitic acid AOCS Ce 1a-13 % 4.0 - 9.0
16:1 palmitoleic acid AOCS Ce 1a-13 % max. 0.8
17:0 margaric acid AOCS Ce 1a-13 % max. 0.2
17:1 heptadecenoic acid AOCS Ce 1a-13 % max. 0.2
18:0 stearic acid AOCS Ce 1a-13 % max. 3.0
18:1 oleic acid AOCS Ce 1a-13 % 62.0 - 76.0
18:2 linoleic acid AOCS Ce 1a-13 % 20.0 - 30.0
18:3 linolenic acid AOCS Ce 1a-13 % max. 0.4
20:0 arachidic acid AOCS Ce 1a-13 % max. 0.2
20:1 eicosenoic acid AOCS Ce 1a-13 % max. 0.3
22:0 behenic acid AOCS Ce 1a-13 % max. 0.2
22:1 erucic acid AOCS Ce 1a-13 % max. 0.1
24:0 lignoceric acid AOCS Ce 1a-13 % max. 0.2
Sterol Composition
Parameter Method Unit Value
Cholesterol AOCS Ch 6-91 % max. 0.7
Campesterol AOCS Ch 6-91 % max. 5.0
Stigmasterol AOCS Ch 6-91 % max. 4.0
β-Sitosterol AOCS Ch 6-91 % 73.0 - 87.0
Δ5-Avenasterol AOCS Ch 6-91 % min. 5.0
Δ7-Avenasterol AOCS Ch 6-91 % max. 3.0
Δ7-Stigmasterol AOCS Ch 6-91 % max. 3.0
Brassicasterol AOCS Ch 6-91 % max. 0.3