Twitchell reagent

Twitchell reagent

[′twich·əl rē‚ā·jənt]
(organic chemistry)
A catalyst for the acid hydrolysis of fats; a sulfonated addition product of naphthalene and oleic acid, that is, a naphthalenestearosulfonic acid.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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