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.)

Resources and Citations

  • 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

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