Glycerolysis of fats and methyl esters — Status, review and critique

@article{Sonntag1982GlycerolysisOF,
  title={Glycerolysis of fats and methyl esters — Status, review and critique},
  author={Norman O. V. Sonntag},
  journal={Journal of the American Oil Chemists Society},
  year={1982},
  volume={59},
  pages={795A-802A}
}
  • N. Sonntag
  • Published 1 October 1982
  • Chemistry
  • Journal of the American Oil Chemists Society
With the possible exception of catalytic hydrogenation, perhaps no unit operation within the realm of oleochemistry is as thoroughly complex as that of glycerolysis. Among the misconceptions and half-truths that prevail concerning the glycerolysis of fats are the notions that it involves a strictly random distribution of acyl groups among all of the available hydroxyl groups, that the solubility of glycerol in the fat at the reaction temperature determines the yield of monoglyceride that may be… 
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