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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Title: Synthesis, Applications, and Characterization of Guerbet Compounds and Their Derivatives

Author
item Knothe, Gerhard

Submitted to: Lipid Technology
Publication Type: Trade Journal
Publication Acceptance Date: September 20, 2002
Publication Date: September 20, 2002
Citation: KNOTHE, G.H. SYNTHESIS, APPLICATIONS, AND CHARACTERIZATION OF GUERBET COMPOUNDS AND THEIR DERIVATIVES. LIPID TECHNOLOGY. 2002.v.14. pp.101-104.

Technical Abstract: The Guerbet reaction and Guerbet compounds, particularly Guerbet alcohols, have been known for more than a century. Guerbet compounds are used in commercial applications such as lubricants, plasticizers, cosmetics, etc., due to their interesting properties. This article provides basic information on Guerbet compounds, discusses their applications, summarizes the synthesis of Guerbet compounds and also touches on their analytical characterization.

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