Proflo Oil

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Proflo Oil is a non-edible, crude cottonseed oil made from cottonseed of the highest quality. The free fatty acid content is less than 2.0% and normally runs 1.6%. Proflo Oil contains approximately 70% unsaturated fatty acids. Its iodine value is 105.

Proflo Oil is recommended for use as a carbon source and antifoamer in production of antibiotics and steroids by submerged fermentation.

Proflo Oil is considerably more resistant to oxidation than refined oil. The remarkable stablity of Proflo Oil is due to the presence of natural antioxidants. Proflo Oil has been stored at room temperature for as long as seven months without appreciable deterioration or development of rancidity.

Typical Analysis

Fatty Acids
LauricNone Found
Myristic0.69%
Palmitic22.11%
Stearic2.43%
ArchidicNone Found
*MyristoleicNone Found
*Palmitoleic0.60%
*Oleic17.67%
*Linoleic46.98%
*Linolenic3.15%
Unknown6.37%
Fatty Free Acids (FFA)1.60%
Iodine Value105

*Unsaturated Fatty Acids

Specifications

Moisture and Volatile (Hot Plate)Maximum0.2%
Benzol InsolubleMaximum0.2%
Free Fatty AcidMaximum2.0%

Solubility

Proflo Oil is miscible at ordinary temperatures in all proportions with most organic solvents. Its solubility in water is very slight. Proflo Oil dissolves 4-10% of its equivalent volume of air at ordinary temperatures. The solubility of most gases in Proflo Oil increases with increasing temperatures.

Viscosity

The following table is the approximate viscosity of Proflo Oil at different temperatures.

Temperature° C.Viscosity Centipoises
2845
3732
4723
6713
947
1244
1413
1513
1792
2031

Density: The density of Proflo Oil at 15°C. is usually between 0.918 and 0.922. The density of the oil changes about 0.000638 for each degree C. change in temperature. The approximate density for Proflo Oil over a considerable range of temperatures is listed below:

Temperature° C.Density
29.910
37.906
67.886
100.864
141.838
200.799

Specific Heat

The specific heat for Proflo Oil is approximately 0.475 Cal ./G at 19.3° C. and 0.495 Cal ./G. at 50.7° C.