Esterification has found its place widely in the food, fragrance and flavor industries. Additionally, the polymer industry and cosmetic industries have also been adopting this process. Esterification is a Fat Modification process.
Medium or long chain fatty acids react with glycerol to produce the desired glyceride compound. Esters are created when carboxide acid reacts with alcohol in the presence in the presence of a catalyst. The resultant glyceride and esters produced are comprised of naturally occurring fats and oils, a select compound for particular use.
- Medicines and Pharmaceuticals
- Soaps and Emulsions