Hydrocarbons for diesel fuel via decarboxylation of vegetable oils

Iva Kubičková, Mathias Snåre, Kari Eränen, Päivi Mäki-Arvela, Dmitry Yu Murzin*

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Deoxygenation reaction of vegetable oils over a carbon-supported metal catalyst was studied as a suitable reaction for production of diesel-fuel-like hydrocarbons. Stearic acid, ethyl stearate, and tristearine have been used as model compounds. Catalytic treatment of all the three reactants resulted in production of n-heptadecane as the main product with high selectivity.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)197-200
Number of pages4
JournalCatalysis Today
Issue number1-4
Publication statusPublished - 15 Oct 2005
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
EventInternational Conference on Gas-Fuel 05 International Conference on Gas-Fuel 05 -
Duration: 14 Nov 200516 Nov 2005


  • Decarboxylation
  • Diesel fuel
  • Ethyl stearate
  • Stearic acid


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