saponify


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sa·pon·i·fy

(să-pon'i-fī),
To perform or undergo saponification.

saponify

(să-pŏn′ĭ-fī)
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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The extract was treated with doubly distilled water, methanol and 20 % KOH/methanol (1:1:1) to saponify any triglyceride present.
Saponification value was expressed as the number of mg of potassium hydroxide required to saponify one gram of oil or fat (AOCS Cd 3-25).
Recipes containing a large percentage of olive oil sometimes take longer to saponify (chemical jargon for "make soap").
Reactions were stopped by adding 3 mL of 100 g [L.sup.-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.
Thereafter, 2 mL of 0.66 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.