Polenske value

Polenske value
Po·len·ske val·ue pō-'len(t)-skə-.val-(.)yü n a value similar to a Reichert value that indicates the content in butter or other fat of the volatile water-insoluble acids (as capric acid and lauric acid) called also Polenske number
Polenske Eduard (fl 1889-1912)
German chemist. Polenske introduced a method for the detection of coconut oil in butter and lard in an article published in 1911. He developed his method after examining 34 fresh and eight old butters.

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