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New findings on soybean and methylester epoxidation with alumina as the catalyst

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Abstract

The activity of a commercial alumina, after a preliminary characterization, was investigated in epoxidation with soybean oil with aqueous hydrogen peroxide. Results show that the γ-alumina was an efficient catalyst. The role of the solvent in the epoxidation reaction in the presence of alumina was investigated. A “no-innocent” solvent role was demonstrated. Moreover, the optimization of the methyl oleate epoxidation reaction with alumina was eventually valuated, varying the type of the solvent and concentration of hydrogen peroxide in order to obtain a product with commercial features.

Graphical abstract: New findings on soybean and methylester epoxidation with alumina as the catalyst

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The article was received on 20 Jan 2016, accepted on 20 Mar 2016 and first published on 24 Mar 2016


Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/C6RA01780K
Citation: RSC Adv., 2016,6, 31647-31652
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    New findings on soybean and methylester epoxidation with alumina as the catalyst

    R. Turco, C. Pischetola, R. Tesser, S. Andini and M. Di Serio, RSC Adv., 2016, 6, 31647
    DOI: 10.1039/C6RA01780K

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