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Linseed Oil

Linseed Oil

Linseed Oil, also known as Flaxseed oil, is a yellowish to brownish liquid with a molecular weight of 278.44 g/mol. It has a melting point of -20 °C, boiling point of 150-200 °C, and a density of 0.930-0.940 g/cm³. Linseed oil finds applications in industries such as paints and coatings, woodworking, and food and nutrition. It is used for oil-based paints, varnishes, wood finishes, linoleum production, and as a nutritional supplement.

Chemical Formula:

C18H30O2

CAS Number:

8001-26-1

Synonyms:

Flaxseed oil

Characteristics

Molar Weight

278.44 g/mol

Melting Point

-20 °C

Boiling Point

150-200 °C

Solubility

Insoluble in water, soluble in organic solvents

Density

0.930-0.940 g/cm³

Forms

Yellowish to brownish liquid

Odor

USES AND APPLICATIONS

Key applications

  • Oil-based paints
  • Varnishes
  • Wood finishes
  • Linoleum production
  • Nutritional supplements

Industries

  • Paints and coatings
  • Woodworking
  • Food and nutrition

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