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APRICOT KERNEL OIL
PRODUCT SPECIFICATION

Product Name

Apricot Kernel Oil  

Date

20/07/2017

Product Code

-

Rev

02








 

Description

Prunus Armeniaca Kernel Oil is the fixed oil expressed from the kernels of the apricot, Prunus armeniaca, Rosaceae. It consists primarily of the glycerides of the fatty acids.

Appearance

Clear liquid pale yellow to yellow

Odour

Characteristic

INCI Name

Prunus Armeniaca Kernel oil

CAS Number

68650-44-2 / 72869-69-3

EC Number

272-046-1





TEST SPECIFICATION

ANALYTICAL TEST

SPECIFICATION RANGE

Colour (Lovibond 5.25” Cell)

≤40y, 4.0r

Specific Gravity @ 15.5°C (g/ml)

0.910 – 0.920

Refractive Index @ 20°C

1.462 – 1.476

Acid Value (mgKOH/g)

≤ 2.0

Free Fatty Acid (% As Oleic)

≤ 1.0

Saponification Value (mgKOH/g)

185.0 – 195.0

Iodine Value (mg/g)

90.0 – 115.0

Peroxide Value (Meq/Kg)

≤ 10.0   (at time of production analysis)

 

 

Fatty Acid Profile (%)

 

C 16:0 Palmitic  Acid

3.0 – 8.0

C 16:1 Palmitoleic Acid

≤ 1.4

C 18:0 Stearic Acid

≤ 5.0

C 18:1 Oleic Acid

55.0 – 72.0

C 18:2 Linoleic Acid

20.0 – 35.0

C 18:3 Linolenic Acid

≤ 1.0

 

 

 

 

 

 

STORAGE

Store product in full, tightly closed containers in a cool dry place away from heat and sunlight.

STABILITY

When stored for more than 24 months, quality should be checked before use.