Table 2: Effect of additives in the hydrolysis yield of macauba kernel oil at 55°C, 400 rpm, buffer to oil mass ratio of 1 : 2, buffer pH of 8.0, catalyst percentage of 5%, and 6 hours of reaction.

AdditivesPercentage (%)Yield (wt%)

Without0

Surfactant
(in relation to mass substrate)
Triton X-1005
10
15
Tween 805
10
15

SaltsCuCl2 0.01 M in buffer
CaCl2
KCl
NH4Cl
NaCl
MgCl2

Means followed by same uppercase letters (compared with the sample without additives) and lowercase letters (for same additives) did not differ statistically ( ).