P-Mo-74 Sulfur-Promotion in Conjugated Isomerization of Safflower Oil over Rh/SBA-15 Catalyst

Monday, June 6, 2011
Ontario Exhibit Hall (Detroit Marriott Hotel at the Renaissance Center )
Nasima Chorfa1, Safia Hamoudi1, Joseph Arul2 and Khaled Belkacemi1, (1)Soil Sciences & Agri-Food Engineering, Université Laval, Québec-City, QC, Canada, (2)Food Science & Nutrition, Université Laval, Québec-City, QC, Canada
Rh/SBA-15 and sulfur-promoted Rh/SBA-15 were found active and selective to produce health-beneficial CLAs in partially hydrogenated safflower oil for food applications.

This research is innovative because only few catalysts have been developed for efficient and selective isomerization/hydrogenation of edible oils with the focus on the production of health-beneficial CLA isomers.

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