Glycerin fermentation


  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Glycerin fermentation the fermentation which occurs on mixing a dilute solution of glycerin with a peculiar species of schizomycetes and some carbonate of lime, and other matter favorable to the growth of the plant, the glycerin being changed into butyric acid, caproic acid, butyl, and ethyl alcohol. With another form of bacterium (Bacillus subtilis) ethyl alcohol and butyric acid are mainly formed.
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In literature:

The next stage in the work of Pasteur was the discovery that certain substances, such as glycerine, are products of fermentation.
"Notable Events of the Nineteenth Century" by Various
In the fermentation process for making alcoholic liquors a little glycerin is produced as a by-product.
"Creative Chemistry" by Edwin E. Slosson
Glycerine retards fermentation and decomposition to a remarkable degree.
"Practical Taxidermy" by Montagu Browne