Selectivity and isomerization during partial hydrogenation of cottonseed oil and methyl oleate: Effect of operating variables

Lyle F. Albright, Jaime Wisniak

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Abstract

Results are now available for hydrogenation of cottonseed oil and methyl oleate in which sufficient agitation was provided to eliminate mass transfer resistances from the catalyst surface. The ratio of the trans-to- cis isomers of oleic acid groups approaches 2.0 even at high pressures and high degrees of agitation. The rates of hydrogenation for both cis and trans isomers and for positional isomers are all essentially identical. A reaction scheme has been devised that is consistent with extensive experimental data, and the method of evaluating the relative reaction rate constants for each step is outlined. Using these rates constants, selectivity can be quantitatively evaluated.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)14-19
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Oil & Fat Industries
Volume39
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Jan 1962
Externally publishedYes

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