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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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This study of the unsaponifiable and saponifiable
fractions of the petroleum ether extracts of leaves and fruits of J.
Since these do not have saponifiable
backbones, they provide better corrosion resistance than the natural oil products.
substances are those that can be converted into soap.
Pure fat (made of 100 percent triacylglycerol) will be 100 percent saponifiable
(0 percent unsaponifiable matter).