Highly efficient conversion of fatty acids into fatty alcohols with a Zn over Ni catalyst in water

Xia Gao, Daming Tong, Heng Zhong, Binbin Jin, Fangming Jin, Hua Zhang

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Abstract

A new route to convert fatty acids into fatty alcohols under hydrothermal conditions with a Zn reductant over an Ni catalyst is presented. The highest yield of fatty alcohols from fatty acids (81.4%) was achieved at 300 °C for 2 h with a water filling of 40%. The Zn and Ni used in this research were both commercially available powders, and thus this process provides a highly efficient and simple method for reducing fatty acids into fatty alcohols.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)27623-27626
Number of pages4
JournalRSC Advances
Volume6
Issue number33
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2016 Jan 1

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Chemical Engineering(all)

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