Mono Acyl Glycerol Compound Synthesis Through Partial Transesterification Of Castor Oil (Ricinus communis L.) using KOH as Catalyst

  • Marlin Ratu(1)
  • Febri O. Nitbani(2*)
  • Pius Dore Ola(3)
  • (*) Corresponding Author
Keywords: Castor Oil (Ricinus communis Linn), Methanol, solid KOH


It has been done a study of mono acyl glycerol compound synthesis through partial transesterification of castor oil (Ricinus communis L.) using KOH as catalyst. The product of mono acyl glycerol obtained is 45.4 % with the ratio between castor oil triglyceride and methanol 1:2 at 35 0C temperature with the amount of catalyst 0.5 % (b/b) from the reactant total weight and the reaction time 30 minutes. In this research, it was done a compound characterization using, TLC, FTIR and LC MS to prove the success of targeting compound has been synthesized.


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Ratu, M., Nitbani, F., & Ola, P. (2019). Mono Acyl Glycerol Compound Synthesis Through Partial Transesterification Of Castor Oil (Ricinus communis L.) using KOH as Catalyst. Chemistry Notes, 1(2), 39-51.

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