Thermal and catalytic oligomerisation of fatty acids

Pasi Tolvanen, Päivi Mäki-Arvela, Narendra Kumar, Kari Eränen, Rainer Sjöholm, Jarl Hemming, Bjarne Holmbom, Tapio Salmi, Dmitry Yu. Murzin*

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-11
Number of pages11
JournalApplied Catalysis A: General
Issue number1-2
Publication statusPublished - 10 Oct 2007
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed


  • Linoleic acid oligomerisation
  • Mesoporous materials
  • Size exclusion chromatography


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