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Lithium Ricinoleate, 50%

Lithium Ricinoleate is recommended as an alcoholysis or transesterification catalyst for alkyd resin manufacture. Lithium Ricinoleate speeds up the alcoholysis step considerably, produces lighter-colored monoglycerides and eliminates precipitates (insoluble soap formation) and colloidal formations associated with lime and litharge catalysts. Lithium Ricinoleate is much less sensitive than lime or litharge to poisoning by residual phthalic anhydride. Lithium Ricinoleate is particularly effective for the manufacture of dehydrated castor oil alkyds. It is also useful for difficult esterifications to improve yields.

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