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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Saponification number was found to be 195 mg KOH/g oil and resembled that of honeydew melon (210 mg KOH/g oil) which was also a variety of Cucumis melo found by (Yanty et al.
The PEs were analyzed for hydroxyl value and saponification number using ASTM D 2849 (acetic anhydride --pyridine) and ASTM D5558-95 respectively.
The hydroxyl number was determined according to DIN 53 240-2 and the saponification number according to DIN EN ISO 3681.