Commercial CNSL Under reduced Pressure was distilled at a temperature of 225o C under reduced pressure (1mm of Hg) to obtain cardanol. A pale yellow to brown liquid of refractive index 1.5 at 30o C .Cardanol is a phenol which has a C15 unsaturated alkyl chain with 1-3 double bonds at m-position.Cardanol is a mixture of cardanol 90% and cardol 10%.
Specifications of Cardanol
Application of Cardanol
Packing of Cardanol
Cardanol has a tendency to oxidise and acquire colour on exposure to light and air. Depending upon the time of storage of cardanol , one can either go for MS drums or GI drums. Cardanol retains its natural colour best in GI drums. Drums usually hold 190/195 kgs net weight of cardanol only.
Bulk consumers can however prefer ISO tanks , Flexi tanks , Tanker trucks etc.