P-We-145 Metathesis of Methyl Oleate over Methyltrioxorhenium Supported on Mesoporous Al2O3 Promoted with ZnCl2

Wednesday, June 8, 2011
Ontario Exhibit Hall (Detroit Marriott Hotel at the Renaissance Center )
Subha Kumaraswamy Pillai1, Trenton Tovar2, Safia Hamoudi3, Susannah L. Scott4 and Khaled Belkacemi3, (1)Department of Soil Sciences and Food Engineering and Department of Chemical Engineering, Université Laval, Quebec-City, QC, Canada, (2)Department of Chemical Engineering, University of California at Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, CA, (3)Soil Sciences & Agri-Food Engineering, Université Laval, Québec-City, QC, Canada, (4)Department of Chemical Engineering, University of California, Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, CA
The activity of methyltrioxorhenium (MTO) impregnated on ZnCl2-modified mesoporous alumina for the methyl oleate self-metathesis was studied. The maximum catalyst activity and desired metathesis product yields were obtained at 3 wt% MTO loading.The results suggest that it is possible to design a heterogeneous catalyst for selective metathesis of functionalized olefins.


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