P-W-BRC-51 Functionalized Olefin Metathesis in Oleochemistry: Self-metathesis of Methyl Oleate on Solid Catalysts

Wednesday, June 5, 2013
Ballroom C (Galt House Hotel)
Carlos R. Apesteguía, Andrés Trasarti and Juan Zelin, Instituto de Investigaciones en Catálisis y Petroquímica, Universidad Nacional Del Litoral, Argentina.
The self-metathesis of methyl oleate (MO) was studied on both Hoveyda-Grubbs complexes supported on silica and methyltrioxorhenium (MTO) supported on SiO2-Al2O3. HG/SiO2 was an efficient catalyst for MO metathesis. MTO/SiO2-Al2O3 was also active for this reaction but the diester product formation was hampered by its strong adsorption on the support.

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