fatty acid ethyl esters

Alkali synthesis of fatty acid butyl and ethyl esters and comparative bench motor testing of blended fuels on their basis

Alkaline transesterification of sunflower oil by n-butanol and ethanol on alkoxide-containing dried solutions of potassium hydroxide has been carried out. Complex character of spontaneous dividing of butanolysis products, accompanying with formation of three different species of glycerol layers, was observed. One of the later was found to be high-alkaline pure glycerol.