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Cross metathesis of plant oil: A mini review on reaction condition and catalysis

Thangavel, Mythili and S. Y., Chin (2020) Cross metathesis of plant oil: A mini review on reaction condition and catalysis. In: IOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering, 5th International Conference of Chemical Engineering and Industrial Biotechnology (ICCEIB 2020), 9-11 August 2020 , Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. pp. 1-12., 991 (012073). ISSN 1757-899X

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The extensive use of the renewable plant oil-derived polyols could be hindered by its low hydroxyl value owing to the oil saturation level and structural limitations. In recent years, olefin cross-metathesis has turn out to be one of the attractive methods to overcome this constraint by redistributing alkenes fragments and regenerating carbon-carbon double bonds in the plant oil. The product distribution of the cross-metathesis of plant oil is significantly influenced by the types of catalysts and olefin as well as reaction conditions. Accordingly, dissimilar from the extensive reviews on the types of bio-based feedstocks and catalysts for cross metathesis, this article evaluates in specific the operating condition of cross-metathesising the plant oils using different olefins and catalysts, aiming to identify the future research avenues in developing a more technical feasible process to value add the plant oil. It is anticipated that the product yield resulted from the cross-metathesis of another potential feedstocks, the palm oil could be increased within a practical timeframe using 1-propene or 1-octene with a temperature not more than 60 °C and catalyst loading in ppm level.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Lecture)
Uncontrolled Keywords: plant oil, olefin cross-metathesis, catalysts
Subjects: Q Science > QD Chemistry
T Technology > TP Chemical technology
Faculty/Division: College of Engineering
Depositing User: Noorul Farina Arifin
Date Deposited: 12 Jan 2021 04:43
Last Modified: 12 Jan 2021 04:43
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