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Fatty Acids

  1. David J. Anneken1,
  2. Sabine Both2,
  3. Ralf Christoph2,
  4. Georg Fieg3,
  5. Udo Steinberner2,
  6. Alfred Westfechtel2

Published Online: 15 DEC 2006

DOI: 10.1002/14356007.a10_245.pub2

Ullmann's Encyclopedia of Industrial Chemistry

Ullmann's Encyclopedia of Industrial Chemistry

How to Cite

Anneken, D. J., Both, S., Christoph, R., Fieg, G., Steinberner, U. and Westfechtel, A. 2006. Fatty Acids. Ullmann's Encyclopedia of Industrial Chemistry. .

Author Information

  1. 1

    (retired) Cognis Corporation, Cincinnati OH, United States of America

  2. 2

    Cognis Deutschland GmbH, Düsseldorf, Federal Republic of Germany

  3. 3

    Technische Universität Hamburg-Harburg, Hamburg, Federal Republic of Germany

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 15 DEC 2006

Abstract

The article contains sections titled:

1.Introduction
2.Properties
2.1.Physical Properties
2.2.Chemical Properties
3.Production of Natural Fatty Acids
3.1.Resources and Raw Materials
3.2.Fat Splitting
3.2.1.Hydrolysis – Principles
3.2.2.Hydrolysis – Industrial Procedure
3.2.3.Hydrolysis – Enzymatic Processes
3.3.Separation of Fatty Acids
3.3.1.Distillation
3.3.2.Crystallization
3.4.Modification of Fatty Acids
3.4.1.Hydrogenation
3.4.2.Double Bond Isomerization
3.4.3.Dehydration
3.4.4.Dimerization
3.4.5.Ozonolysis
3.4.6.Thermal Decomposition
3.4.7.Bio-Oxidation of Fatty Acids
3.4.8.Enzymatic Esterification
4.Production of Synthetic Fatty Acids
4.1.Hydroformylation
4.2.Hydrocarboxylation
4.3.Other Commercial and Noncommercial Processes
5.Analysis
6.Storage and Transportation
7.Environmental Protection, Toxicology and Occupational Health
8.Uses
9.References