saponification number


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sa·pon·i·fi·ca·tion num·ber

the number of milligrams of KOH required to saponify 1 g of fat; an approximate measure of the average molecular weight of a fat, with which it varies inversely.
Synonym(s): Koettstorfer number

saponification number

In analysis of fats, the number of milligrams of potassium hydroxide needed to saponify 1 g of oil or fat.
See also: number

Koettstorfer,

J., 19th century German chemist.
Koettstorfer number - the number of milligrams of KOH required to saponify 1 g of fat. Synonym(s): saponification number
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The variation of saponification number of oils is illustrated in Fig.
The two-stage process emulsions (heterogeneous 2 and heterogeneous 1) yielded much higher saponification numbers, indicating lower alkali resistance.
Compatibilizer Description Supplier Maleated polyethylene (MAPE-575) Honeywell Saponification number 32 to 36 mg KOH/g Viscosity 4200 cp @ 140[degrees]C Melt point 98[degrees]C Density 0.