Ionic Liquids as Catalysts and Reaction Media in Oleochemical Raw Materials Processing: A Review

Author(s): Janusz Nowicki, Marcin Muszynski

Journal Name: Current Organic Chemistry

Volume 18 , Issue 22 , 2014

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This review is the first attempt to collect papers about possible use of ionic liquids for the chemical processing of oleochemical raw materials. The main focus is put on the processes based on vegetable oils, due to the fact that the majority of published reports in this area were dedicated to the synthesis of fatty acid methyl esters (FAME, biodiesel), which are originated mainly from vegetable oils. A significant amount of reports, including several review papers, were dedicated to the use of ionic liquids in the synthesis of biodiesel, but also other processes such as the synthesis of fatty acid esters or reactions with the use of unsaturated bonds still remain underrated. However, it is important enough to justify their collection in one paper in order to adequately appreciate the potential use of ionic liquids and benefits resulting from the chemistry of vegetable raw materials.

Keywords: Catalysis, ionic liquids, Oleochemical raw materials, solvents.

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Year: 2014
Published on: 26 November, 2014
Page: [2797 - 2807]
Pages: 11
DOI: 10.2174/1385272819666140630170909
Price: $58

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