alcoholysis


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alcoholysis

[‚al·kə′hȯl·ə·səs]
(organic chemistry)
The breaking of a carbon-to-carbon bond by addition of an alcohol.
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Soy-Based Polyols from Oxirane Ring Opening by Alcoholysis Reaction.
It was expected that a decreasing trend in the OHN as the liquefaction time was prolonged would be seen because of the alcoholysis reaction; however, this was not the case.
An aliphatic polyester is melt-blended with an alcohol to initiate an alcoholysis reaction resulting in hydroxyalkyl or alkyl terminal groups and lower molecular weights.
Biodiesel production takes place throughout an alcoholysis reaction known as transesterification, where triglycerides with an alcohol and a catalyst react to generate esters of the alcohol called biodiesel, and glycerol as a by-product [2].
The alcoholysis of primary carboxamides has been reported to proceed in the presence of acidic catalysts (7), (13) or via carboximidamide intermediates.
Lipase-catalyzed alcoholysis of crambe oil and camelina oil for the preparation of long-chain esters, Journal of the American Oil Chemists Society 77(4): 361-366.
First, an intermediate was chemically produced under mild conditions and subsequently esterified with phytosterols through alcoholysis, assisted by a lipase, using a mixed solvent system.
Enzymatic alcoholysis for biodiesel fuel production and application of the reaction to oil processing: Review.
In addition to their hydrolytic activity on triglycerides, lipases catalyze esterification, transesterification, acidolysis, alcoholysis and aminolysis (Table 3).