Ionic Liquids in Acylglycerol Synthesis and Modification

Derya Kahveci*, Nanjing Zhong, Xuebing Xu

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Acylglycerols, which are the esters between glycerol and free fatty acids, include monoacylglycerols (MAG), diacylglycerols (DAG), and triacylglycerols (TAG). Natural oils and fats are primarily composed of TAG (more than 95% in general). Therefore, the processing manipulation of oils and fats to produce MAG and DAG has been the target in studies as well as in industry. There are synthetic studies or industrial practice to produce TAG from different materials. The use of ionic liquids (ILs) in TAG synthesis has not received substantial attention. This chapter is focused on the MAG and DAG. Attention has been given to the enzyme-catalyzed processes in this chapter, where ILs play a special role in the reaction system for the formation of MAG and DAG.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIonic Liquids in Lipid Processing and Analysis
Subtitle of host publicationOpportunities and Challenges
PublisherElsevier Inc.
Number of pages28
ISBN (Electronic)9781630670481
ISBN (Print)9781630670474
Publication statusPublished - 12 Feb 2016
Externally publishedYes

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  • Acylglycerols
  • Diacylglycerols
  • Glycerolysis
  • Monoacylglycerols
  • Triacylglycerols


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