The number of free hydroxyl groups in a fat or oil. The acetyl value is determined by the milligrams of potassium hydroxide require to neutralize the acetic acid produced when 1 gram of fat or oil is acetylated with acetic anhydride.
Synonyms and Related Terms
acetyl number; Acetylzahl (Deut.)
Sources Checked for Data in Record
- Richard S. Lewis, Hawley's Condensed Chemical Dictionary, Van Nostrand Reinhold, New York, 10th ed., 1993
- Random House, Webster's Encyclopedic Unabridged Dictionary of the English Language, Grammercy Book, New York, 1997