saponification


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sa·pon·i·fi·ca·tion

 (sə-pŏn′ə-fĭ-kā′shən)
n.
A reaction in which an ester is heated with an alkali, such as sodium hydroxide, producing a free alcohol and a carboxylate salt, especially alkaline hydrolysis of a fat or oil to make soap.
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Noun1.saponification - a chemical reaction in which an ester is heated with an alkali (especially the alkaline hydrolysis of a fat or oil to make soap)
chemical reaction, reaction - (chemistry) a process in which one or more substances are changed into others; "there was a chemical reaction of the lime with the ground water"
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saponification

[səˌpɒnɪfɪˈkeɪʃn] nsaponificazione f
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For home soap-makers, I recommend preparing hot-process soap (which I describe below) rather than cold-process because an exact amount or specific purity of lye isn't required for successful saponification.
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Acid, saponification, peroxide and iodine values were determined using standard AOAC methods [12].
Discuss the chemistry of saponification, properties of different base oils, local sources and fragrance oils and other additives while crafting a batch of soap.
The iodine value, saponification value, unsaponifiable matter, peroxide value and acid value were determined according to standard methods of AOAC (1990).
Refractive index, density, specific gravity, surface tension, acid value, free fatty acid value, saponification value, iodine value, colour and peroxide value were carried out.
Physicochemical properties of cantaloupe seed oil: Various physiochemical properties of the extracted oil were examined including density, kinematic viscosity, saponification number, free fatty acid (FFA) value and iodine value using the standard AOCS methods(2002).
For the chemical characterization of different varieties of cottonseed oil, official methods were used to check oil content, iodine value, saponification value, peroxide value, free fatty acids and oxidative stability as reported in AOCS method [8].
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As for the saponification index, each type of oil and fat has a characteristic range, and any change in this parameter can indicate mixtures of other oils, characterizing frauds.