acetyl value

noun

variants or acetyl number
: a measure of the free hydroxyl groups in a substance (as a fat or oil) as determined by acetylation, being the number of milligrams of potassium hydroxide required for neutralization of the acetic acid formed by hydrolysis of one gram of the acetylated substance

Word History

First Known Use

1887, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of acetyl value was in 1887

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“Acetyl value.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/acetyl%20value. Accessed 4 Feb. 2023.

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