What are the technical difficulties I am likely to encounter during the esterification of microalgae oil?

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  • Mike A
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    Microalgae oil consists mainly of glycerides of polyunsaturated fatty acids ie they are esterified already so I guess that you want to transesterify. That is to displace the gylcerol with another alkoxy entity maybe with methanol or ethanol. The difficulty will depend on which alcohol you choose.  

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