Researchers from Caltech and UC San Diego report very high performance catalysts to convert seed oils to olefins
Green Car Congress
JANUARY 30, 2015
The ethanolysis of fatty acids derived from seed oils could provide a renewable source of LAOs. olefins (LAOs) and other terminal-olefin products. However, most catalysts for this reaction deactivate after thousands of reaction cycles (turnovers) and thus require unacceptable amounts of catalyst. —Marx et al. Sullivan, A.