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- Heldal, J.A.; Frankel, E.N.
- Journal of the American Oil Chemists' Society 1985 v.62 no.6 pp. 1044
- carbonyl compounds; catalysts; hydrogenation; fatty acid esters; ultraviolet radiation
- ... Significantly increased activity of Cr(CO)6 was achieved for the stereoselective homogeneous hydrogenation of methyl sorbate and trans,trans-conjugated fatty esters at ambient temperature and pressure by exposing the catalyst to UV irradiation (3500 Å) in a solvent mixture of cyclohexane-acetonitrile (20:1). In this solvent mixture, methyl sorbate was converted quantitatively at ambient conditions ...