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ERIC Number: EJ1043228
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Oct
Pages: 4
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 29
ISSN: ISSN-0021-9584
Biodiesel from Seeds: An Experiment for Organic Chemistry
Goldstein, Steven W.
Journal of Chemical Education, v91 n10 p1693-1696 Oct 2014
Plants can store the chemical energy required by their developing offspring in the form of triglycerides. These lipids can be isolated from seeds and then converted into biodiesel through a transesterification reaction. This second-year undergraduate organic chemistry laboratory experiment exemplifies the conversion of an agricultural energy source directly into a mechanical energy source.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A