Edible Oils, Fats, and Waxes

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Edible Oils, Fats, and Waxes
10103111030900 Edible Oils, Fats, and WaxesMohammad Farhat Ali
Introduction Fats, oils, and waxes are naturally occurring esters of long straight-chain carboxylic acids. They belong to the saponifiable group of lipids. Lipids are biologically produced materials that are relatively insoluble in water but soluble in organic solvents (benzene, chloroform, acetone, ether, and the like). The saponifiable lipids contain an ester group and react with hot sodium hydroxide solution undergoing hydrolysis (saponification):
Mohammad Farhat Ali, Ph.D.; Bassam M. El Ali, Ph.D.; James G. Speight, Ph.D.: Handbook of Industrial Chemistry: Organic Chemicals. Edible Oils, Fats, and Waxes, Chapter (McGraw-Hill Professional, 2005), AccessEngineering Export