O-Tu-Fre-11 Deoxygenation of β-Hydroxymyristic Acid over Pd/C

Tuesday, June 4, 2013: 2:30 PM
French (Galt House Hotel)
Taylor Schulz and H. Henry Lamb, North Carolina State University, USA.
β-hydroxymyristic acid (BHMA) is an impurity in fatty acids produced phototrophically by a genetically engineered cyanobacterium (Synechocystis).  BHMA is deoxygenated readily over Pd/C to tridecane via reaction pathways that involve 2-tridecanol and 2-tridecanone intermediates. Our results suggest that BHMA inhibits lauric acid deoxygenation by preferential adsorption on Pd.

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