Fatty Acid Esters are a type of ester that result from the combination of a fatty acid with an alcohol. When the alcohol component is glycerol, the fatty acid esters produced can be monoglycerides, diglycerides, or triglycerides. Dietary fats are chemically triglycerides.


  • Glycerol Esters of Fatty Acids occur as colorless to brown powders, flakes, coarse powders, or granular or waxy lumps, or are a colorless to brown semi-fluids or liquids. They are odorless or have a characteristic odor.
  • Biodiesels are typically fatty acid esters produced by the transesterification of vegetable fats and oils which results in the replacement of the glycerol component with a different alcohol.


No health benefits.


Generally biodegradable and most are nontoxic chemicals with very low skin and eye irritation. They are usually considered safe for humans and the environment.



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Source: Wikipedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fatty_acid_ester

Chemra, http://www.chemra.com/catalysis/fatty-acid-esters.html


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