Selective deoxygenation of stearic acid via an anhydride pathway

S.A.W. Hollak, W. Bitter, J. van Haveren, D.S. van Es

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Stearic anhydride is proposed as reactive intermediate in the hydrogen free decarbonylation and ketonization of stearic acid over Pd/Al2O3 at 523 K. This information is crucial towards developing of a selective low temperature decarbonylation process of fatty acids towards olefins.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)9387-9391
JournalRSC Advances : An international journal to further the chemical sciences
Issue number25
Publication statusPublished - 2012


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  • catalytic deoxygenation
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  • fatty-acids
  • mesoporous carbon
  • renewable diesel
  • pd/c catalyst
  • pyrolysis
  • decarboxylation


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