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EVENING PRIMROSE OIL
PRODUCT SPECIFICATION

Product Name

Evening Primrose Oil

Date

22/08/2016

Product Code

-

Rev

03

 

Description

Oenothera Biennis Oil is the fixed oil derived from the seeds of the evening primrose, Oenothera biennis, Onagraceae and refined. It consists primarily of the glycerides of the fatty acids

Appearance

Mobile liquid, pale yellowish 

Odour

Characteristic

INCI Name

Oenothera Biennis Oil

CAS Number

90028-66-3

EC Number

289-859-2

TEST SPECIFICATION

ANALYTICAL TEST

SPECIFICATION RANGE

Specific Gravity @ 20°C (g/ml)

0.920 – 0.932

Refractive Index @ 20°C

1.475 – 1.482

Acid value (mgKOH/g)

1.0

Saponification value (mgKOH/g)

180.0 – 195.0

Free Fatty Acid (% as Oleic)

0.5

Peroxide value  (Meq/kg)

10.0 (at time of production analysis)

 

 

Fatty Acid Profile (%)

 

C 16:0 Palmitic Acid

4.0 – 10.0

C 18:0 Stearic Acid 

1.0 – 4.0

C 18:1 Oleic Acid

5.0 – 18.0

C 18:2 Linoleic Acid 

60.0 – 85.0

C 18:3 Gamma Linolenic Acid

9.0

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.