Ultrasound accelerated esterification of bile acids

Antti Grönroos (Corresponding Author), Niina Aittokallio, Erkki Kolehmainen

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In this study power ultrasound accelerated esterification reactions of some model substances and bile acids were done. In the model reactions the best result was 19-fold increase in the reaction rate when using ultrasound and the temperature was allowed to rise during the irradiation. In the case of bile acid methyl esters a clear increase in the reaction rates was also observed by ultrasonic irradiations.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)161-165
Number of pages5
JournalUltrasonics Sonochemistry
Issue number3-4
Publication statusPublished - 2004
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed
Event4th Conference on the Applications of Power Ultrasound in Physical and Chemical Processing, USOUND4 - Besancon, France
Duration: 22 May 200323 May 2003


  • power ultrasound
  • ultrasound
  • ultrasound treatment
  • esterification
  • esterification reactions
  • bile acids

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