Sunday, January 9, 2022

Olestra (zero calorie cooking oil) - chemical synthesis and taste test

I synthesized olestra from biodiesel, sugar, and soap with a sodium metal catalyst. I also describe some of the history of olestra's development.

Procedure that I used (Example 1) 

Other resources: 


Epogee fat substitute: 

Potassium oleate soap synthesis: 

Studies on gastro distress and calorie compensation: 

Anal leakage MadTV: 

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