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- Cermak, Steven C., et al. Show all 2 Author
- Applied Catalysis A: General 2012 v.431-432 pp. 157
- Cuphea; acetic acid; adsorption; aluminum oxide; catalysts; cesium; chemical reactions; cuphea seed oil; decanoic acid; desorption; insect repellents; iron oxides; ketones; odors; triacylglycerols
- ... The objective of this work was to demonstrate the viability of the cross ketonization reaction with the triacylglycerol from Cuphea sp. and acetic acid in a fixed-bed plug-flow reactor. The seed oil from Cuphea sp. contains up to 71% decanoic acid and the reaction of this fatty acid residue with acetic acid yields the fragrance compound and insect repellent 2-undecanone. To this end, we screened s ...