Its other name is Chinese bean oil or soy oil

CHARACTERISTICS

  • It is a yellow colored fixed drying oil

SOLUBILITY

  • Easily soluble in carbon disulfide, alcohol, ether, chloroform

DENSITY

  • 0.924 to 0.929

MELTING POINT

  • 22 to 31 C

REFRECTO INDEX

  • 1.4760 to 1.4775

FREEZING POINT

  • -15 to -8 C

IODINE VALUE

  • 137 to 143

FLASH POINT

  • 282 C

HAZARDS

  • Explosive but harmless

AUTO IGNITION TEMPERATURE

  • 445 C

SOURCE

  • Obtained from soy beans.
  • Edible soybean oil is purified by using fuller’s earth. Whereas the technical grade oil cleansed by chemicals

GRADES

  • Refined, crude, clean and hydrogenated

USES

  • It is used in soap making, high protean food, paint and varnish making
  • Animal food, alkyd resins, margarine, printing ink and plasticizer making 

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