P-W-BRC-71 Zinc Catalyzed Conversion of Fatty Acids into Nitriles at Low Temperature for Aviation Biofuels

Wednesday, June 5, 2013
Ballroom C (Galt House Hotel)
Aline Auroux, Adrien Mekki-Berrada and Simona Bennici, Institut de Recherches sur la Catalyse et l'Environnement de Lyon (IRCELYON), France.
The synthesis of fatty nitriles from the biomass is of key importance in the frame of biofuels as well as for the future of fine chemicals. The direct reaction of fatty acids with ammonia without solvent is of industrial interest and this work investigated its mechanistic and kinetic aspects

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