Wool wax

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Wool wax
« on: December 07, 2014, 01:00:06 PM »
The grease obtained from the wool of sheep during the cleaning or refining
process is rich in wax esters (of 1- and 2-alkanols, and 1,2-diols), sterol esters, triterpene alcohols,
and free acids and sterols. The nature of the product varies with the degree and type of processing
involved, but can contain up to 50% wax esters and 33% sterol esters. A high proportion of the
sterol component is lanosterol. The fatty acid components are mainly saturated and iso- and
anteiso-methyl-branched-chain.
ABM Nazmul Islam

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Dept. of Natural Science
Daffodil Int. University, Dhaka, Bangladesh