Hydrogenation of Jojoba Oil

Jaime Wisniak, Michael Holin

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Jojoba oil was hydrogenated with several nickel and also copper-chromite catalysts under a wide range of temperature, pressure, catalyst concentration, and agitation rates. The reaction was pseudo first order and with nickel catalysts it was controlled by the surface reaction between atomic hydrogen and adsorbed unsaturate. Activation energies varied between 12.8 and 29.5 kcal/mol. Severe poisoning was observed with one of the catalysts tested. Copper-chromite catalysts were not able to hydrogenate the oil, but substantial isomerization was observed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)226-231
Number of pages6
JournalIndustrial & Engineering Chemistry Product Research and Development
Issue number4
StatePublished - 1 Jan 1975

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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


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