Chapter 12. Catalytic Processes for the Selective Epoxidation of Fatty Acids: More Environmentally Benign Routes

  1. Prof. Gabriele Centi3 and
  2. Prof. Dr. Rutger A. van Santen4
  1. Matteo Guidotti1,
  2. Rinaldo Psaro1,
  3. Maila Sgobba2 and
  4. Nicoletta Ravasio1

Published Online: 22 NOV 2007

DOI: 10.1002/9783527621118.ch12

Catalysis for Renewables: From Feedstock to Energy Production

Catalysis for Renewables: From Feedstock to Energy Production

How to Cite

Guidotti, M., Psaro, R., Sgobba, M. and Ravasio, N. (2007) Catalytic Processes for the Selective Epoxidation of Fatty Acids: More Environmentally Benign Routes, in Catalysis for Renewables: From Feedstock to Energy Production (eds G. Centi and R. A. van Santen), Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim, Germany. doi: 10.1002/9783527621118.ch12

Editor Information

  1. 3

    University of Messina, Department of Industrial Chemistry and Engineering of Materials, Salita Sperone 31, 98166 Messina, Italy

  2. 4

    Eindhoven University of Technology, Schuit Institute of Catalysis, Laboratory of Inorganic Chemistry and Catalysis, P.O. Box 513, 5600 MB Eindhoven, The Netherlands

Author Information

  1. 1

    CNR, Institute of Molecular Sciences and Technologies (ISTM), Dipartimento Chimica Inorganica, Metallorganica e Analitica, via Venezian, 21, 20133 Milano, Italy

  2. 2

    University of Milan, Dipartimento Chimica, Inorganica, Metallorganica e Analitica, Via Venezian 21, 20133 Milano, Italy

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 22 NOV 2007
  2. Published Print: 22 AUG 2007

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9783527317882

Online ISBN: 9783527621118

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Keywords:

  • catalysis for renewables;
  • catalytic processes;
  • selective epoxidation of fatty acids;
  • non-catalytic epoxidation systems;
  • homogeneous catalytic systems;
  • chemoenzymatic epoxidation systems;
  • heterogeneous catalytic systems;
  • epoxidation of FAMEs;
  • over titanium-based catalysts

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Non-catalytic Epoxidation Systems

  • Homogeneous Catalytic Systems

  • Chemoenzymatic Epoxidation Systems

  • Heterogeneous Catalytic Systems

  • Epoxidation of FAMEs Over Titanium-based Catalysts: The Skills in Milan

    • Epoxidation of Pure C18 Monounsaturated FAMEs

    • Epoxidation of a Mixture of FAMEs from Vegetable Sources

      • HO Sunflower-, Coriander-, and Castor-oil FAME Mixtures

      • Soya-bean Oil FAME Mixture

  • Conclusions

  • References