Acetyl value

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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