saponification number


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saponification number

[sə‚pän·ə·fə′kā·shən ‚nəm·bər]
(analytical chemistry)
Milligrams of potassium hydroxide required to saponify the fat, oil, or wax in a 1-gram sample of a given material, using a specific American Society for Testing and Materials test method.
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The variation of saponification number of oils is illustrated in Fig.
The two-stage process emulsions (heterogeneous 2 and heterogeneous 1) yielded much higher saponification numbers, indicating lower alkali resistance.
Compatibilizer Description Supplier Maleated polyethylene (MAPE-575) Honeywell Saponification number 32 to 36 mg KOH/g Viscosity 4200 cp @ 140[degrees]C Melt point 98[degrees]C Density 0.