Encyclopedic Dictionary of Polymers

2011 Edition
| Editors: Jan W. Gooch

Saponification Value

  • Jan W. Gooch
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4419-6247-8_10282

n A measure of the alkali reactive groups in oils and fatty acids which is expressed as the number of milligrams of potassium hydroxide that react with 1 g of sample. (See ASTM, www.astm.org) Also known as Koettstorfer Number.

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  • Jan W. Gooch
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  1. 1.AtlantaUSA