Twitchell process

Twitch·​ell process | \ ˈtwichəl- \

Definition of Twitchell process

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

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History and Etymology for Twitchell process

after Ernst Twitchell †1929 American chemist

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“Twitchell process.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Jan. 2021.

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