OE47 Selectivity in Sorption and Hydrogenation of FAMEs and Triglycerides on MFI Zeolites

Wednesday, June 8, 2011: 4:20 PM
Ambassador Ballroom 2 (Detroit Marriott Hotel at the Renaissance Center )
An Philippaerts, M2S, KU Leuven, Heverlee, Belgium, Bert F. Sels, Centre for Surface Chemistry and Catalysis, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Heverlee, Belgium and Pierre A. Jacobs, Centre for Surface Chemistry and Catalysis, Catholic University of Leuven, Heverlee, Belgium
The fundamental basis for selective removal of trans-isomers from a hydrogenated oil sample via sorptive and size exclusion phenomena is investigated. ZSM-5 appears the best choice to distinguish between the trans chain and the cis chain. A shape-selective Pt/ZSM-5 catalyst allows selective hydrogenation of the trans-isomer and the (regio)selective hydrogenation of triglycerides.

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