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) https://patents.google.com/patent/US3963699A/en
Other resources: https://patents.google.com/patent/US20060047109A1/en
Epogee fat substitute: https://www.epogee.com/the-technology
Potassium oleate soap synthesis: https://lipidlibrary.aocs.org/documents/LipidsLibrary/Book%20II_ch03.pdf
Studies on gastro distress and calorie compensation: https://sci-hub.se/https://doi.org/10.1046/j.1467-789X.2002.00050.x
Anal leakage MadTV: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tx9LSEjgQxY
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