Thermal and catalytic oligomerisation of technical grade linoleic acid was investigated under argon atmosphere at 280 °C. The most efficient catalyst was H-MCM-41 followed by H-Beta 75. Several types of products, such as cyclic and aromatic compounds were formed indicating a complex reaction network for catalytic oligomerisation of fatty acids.
- Linoleic acid oligomerisation
- Mesoporous materials
- Size exclusion chromatography