Saponify | definition of saponify by Medical dictionary
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To perform or undergo saponification.
To convert into a soap, as when fats are treated with an alkali to produce a free alcohol plus the salt of the fatty acid. Thus, stearin, saponified with sodium hydroxide, yields the alcohol glycerol plus the soap sodium stearate.
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Recipes containing a large percentage of olive oil sometimes take longer to saponify
(chemical jargon for "make soap").
1] KOH in methanol and the mixtures were heated at 80 [degrees] C for 1 h to saponify
the acyl lipids and acyl-CoAs.
High alkalinity products saponify
fats and vegetable oils into soluble soaps.
66 N of methanolic KOH (R&M Chemicals, Essex, UK) were added to saponify
the lipid extract, and the tubes were capped and transferred to a water bath at 80[degrees]C for 10 min with occasional shaking.
Saponification value (SV) represent milligram of potassium hydroxide required to saponify
one gram of fat or oil.