What are the technical difficulties I am likely to encounter during the esterification of microalgae oil?
- Mike ALv 72 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.