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become converted into soap by being hydrolized into an acid and alcohol as a result of being treated with an alkali

convert into soap by hydrolizing an ester into an acid and alcohol as a result of treating it with an alkali

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Natural oil-based products (alkyds and oil-based polyols) can saponify, and acid catalyzed reactions can be inhibited.
Alkalis saponify (hydrolyse esters to form alcohol and carboxylic acid) cell wall protein in cell walls so therefore can cause extensive penetrating damage.
As an example, a facility handling raw meat generally needs to use a strongly alkaline chemical containing chlorine and a surfactant to break up protein, saponify and suspend fats, and dissolve salts and sugars present in the meat.
The extract was treated with doubly distilled water, methanol and 20 % KOH/methanol (1:1:1) to saponify any triglyceride present.
Saponification value was expressed as the number of mg of potassium hydroxide required to saponify one gram of oil or fat (AOCS Cd 3-25).