Twitchell process


Twitch·​ell process
: a process for the acid hydrolysis of fats into fatty acids and glycerol that employs live steam and a Twitchell reagent as catalyst

Word History


after Ernst Twitchell †1929 American chemist

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“Twitchell process.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Nov. 2023.

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