Easy way to measure pH of oil ?
Dr. Hiranya S. Roychowdhury
hroychow at nmsu.edu
Thu Mar 13 11:09:05 EST 2003
I am not sure what your ultimate gaol is, but pH is essentially a parameter
that only polar compounds have. I have not heard of "pH of Lipids".
"Neutralizing" lipids should basically yield either "soaps" or "fatty-acid
esters"! Naturally "Litmus" paper or any pH-indicator paper would not work.
But, I would certainly like to know if I have missed something here.
Quoting "Dr. Klaus Eimert" <eimert at web.de>:
> it's not strictly "molecular biology" but here we go: I have turpentine
> solved in linseed oil. For further use I have to neutralize the pH. Is
> there any easy way to do that? Lackmus paper doesn't work - I suspect
> because of physical reasons (though I am not sure of that by any means, I
> am no chemist). I would rather not risk the life of our pH-meters electrode
> and the wrath of my boss :-) So, any idea?
Hiranya S. Roychowdhury, Ph.D.
Coll. Asst. Professor,
Dept. of Chemistry & Biochemistry
Rm# 336, Chemistry Bldg.; MSC 3MLS
New Mexico State University
Las Cruces, NM 88003
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