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- Burg, D.A.; Kleiman, R.
- Journal of the American Oil Chemists' Society 1991 v.68 no.8 pp. 600
- Limnanthes; plant fats and oils; fatty acids; chemical reactions; lubricants; yields; industrial applications; Limnanthes alba; dimerization
- ... Meadowfoam dimer acids have been prepared in a thermal clay-catalyzed reaction. Reaction conditions have been optimized, and yields of 44% were obtained with 2% water and 6-8% of an acid-washed montmorillonite clay, based on the meadowfoam fatty acids. Purity of the distilled dimer acids was 79-89% with most of the remaining 11-22% being residual mono- and tribasic acids. Dimethyl, di-(2-ethylhexy ...