Epoxidation of vegetable oils under microwave irradiation

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List of Authors: Sébastien Leveneur, Alain Ledoux, Lionel Estel, Bechara Taouk, Tapio Salmi
Publication year: 2014
Journal: Process Safety and Environmental Protection
Volume number: 92
Issue number: 8
Start page: 1495
End page: 1502
eISSN: 1744-3563


This paper presents a study of the epoxidation of vegetable oil in an isothermal batch reactor system equipped with microwave or conventional heating. The epoxidation reaction was performed by peroxycarboxylic acid formed in situ from carboxylic acid and hydrogen peroxide. It was demonstrated that microwave irradiation can accelerate the epoxidation velocity when the continuous phase is aqueous, which is not transparent to microwave. This tendency was observed for peroxyacetic and peroxypropionic acids

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