Geometrical Isomerization of Jojoba Oil

Jaime Wisniak, Pnina Alfandary

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Jojoba oil has been isomerized with selenium and NO2 catalysts under a wide range of conditions. The reaction with selenium is first order in the isomer and 1/3 order in the catalyst, with an activation energy of 35 keal/mol, yields up to 56% trans isomer, and melting points 36 to 40°C. The reaction with NO2 is faster, proceeds under milder conditions with a yield of 75% trans isomer, and raises the melting point to 42°C.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)177-180
Number of pages4
JournalIndustrial & Engineering Chemistry Product Research and Development
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1 Jan 1975

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry (all)
  • Chemical Engineering (all)
  • Engineering (all)
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering


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