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Benzyl alcohol is produced naturally by many plants and is commonly found in fruits and teas. It is also found in a variety of essential oilsincluding jasmine, hyacinth, and ylang-ylang
@Belassi it looks like sticking to coconut oil and KOH seems the best way to ensure solubility.
While you can't find bare Lauric, Myristic or Oleic acid in vegetable oils, I wonder if you can saponify their oils then wait for the insoluble ones to precipitate, without needing a centrifuge.
Solubility data are provided and collected for the pure sodium and potassium soaps. Hydrolysis obscures the temperatures of solution but is obviated by the presence of a small excess of alkali. Each sodium soap has a large range of temperature between fair and high solubility, whereas the potassium soaps go abruptly into solution, at almost the same temperature and concentration of each soap.
The only soaps that are even moderately soluble at room temperature are potassium laurate, myristate, and oleate, the potassium salt of acids from coconut oil, and the sodium oleate. The other sodium and potassium soaps of the saturated fatty acids require elevated temperatures for solution.
Phase diagrams for the five commonest potassium soaps are developed and recorded.
The product should be adequately preserved first - then
there will be no bacteria capable of phytase synthesis. The same could be
said for esters, polysaccharides, etc. - bacteria produce enzymes to break
those down as well.