Submitted to: Meeting Abstract
Publication Type: Abstract Only
Publication Acceptance Date: March 11, 2009
Publication Date: May 3, 2009
Citation: Sharma, B.K., Biswas, A., Doll, K.M., Erhan, S.Z. 2009. Nitrogen Derivatives of Soybean Oil and Fatty Acid Methyl Esters [abstract]. American Oil Chemists' Society. p. 86. Technical Abstract: Vegetable oil based products are eco-friendly and non-toxic in nature, which is increasing their utilization in lot of applications. The presence of double bonds in some of the fatty acids, are attractive sites for functionalization. In this study we have used these sites for functionalization using nitrogen containing compounds and have shown the use of soybean oil, fatty acid esters, and methyl soyate as a renewable feedstock to produce a range of different materials that contain nitrogen. In the past most efforts have been concentrated on converting triglycerides to fatty amines and amides. Indeed, many industrially significant fatty amines and amides are known and widely used. More recently, we have developed novel approaches to functionalize the fatty acid chain structures to produce novel compounds, surfactants, and even polymers that contain nitrogen. Some of the approaches may have industrial relevance.