Soaps from fatty acids

Research paper by M. D. Reinish

Indexed on: 01 Nov '52Published on: 01 Nov '52Published in: Journal of the American Oil Chemists' Society


It can be seen from the foregoing discussion that fatty acids are an important factor, in the present production of high quality soaps. The wide variation possible in properties of soaps made from them and their rapid and complete reaction with alkali give them advantages over fats and oils in many applications. With improvements in fatty acid processing still being made, it is to be expected that the use of fatty acids in soapmaking will continue to expand in the years to come.