Submitted to: Meeting Abstract
Publication Type: Abstract Only
Publication Acceptance Date: 8/13/2014
Publication Date: 9/15/2014
Citation: Murray, R.E., Walter, E.L., Doll, K.M. 2014. Bio-olefins from unsaturated fatty acids via tandem catalysis [abstract]. Asia-Pacific Resilience Innovation Summit and Expo, 9/15/14-9/17/14, Honolulu, HI. www.islandsconnect.com/program. Poster 108.
Technical Abstract: A new catalytic route to bio-olefins from unsaturated fatty acids will be described. At the heart of the process, the catalyst apparently functions in a tandem mode by both dynamically isomerizing the positions of double bonds in an aliphatic chain and, subsequently, decarboxylating specific isomers with lower activation barriers. A mechanistic pathway with supporting evidence for this novel catalytic chemistry will be presented. The approach opens up new methodology for converting fatty acids, such as oleic acid, into useful industrial chemical intermediates.