Location: Plant Polymer ResearchTitle: Novel Industrial Applications of Vegetable Oil [ABSTRACT]
Submitted to: Meeting Abstract
Publication Type: Abstract Only
Publication Acceptance Date: 10/19/2022
Publication Date: 10/20/2022
Citation: Biswas, A., Cheng, H.N., Sharma, B.K. 2022. Novel Industrial Applications of Vegetable Oil [ABSTRACT]. Meeting Abstract. [abstract].
Technical Abstract: While vegetable oils are very safe and inexpensive, their inherent properties do not provide value in many industrial end-uses. If the vegetable oils are chemically modified, their value and utility can be increased. Both amine and azide derivatives of soybean oil and fatty esters were produced using an environmentally friendly water-based pathway. Their production and value will be presented. For their synthesis only small amounts of an ionic liquid is needed as a catalyst to deliver high purity and yields. The use of vegetable oils coupled with low amounts of ionic liquids delivers an inexpensive, easy, and environmentally friendly process. The results provided have not yet been published and there will be great deal of potential in this novel green technology. Three possible applications have been identified: a) Lubricating oils – this technology can deliver oils with increased oxidative stability by grafting an appropriate aromatic moiety onto the triglyceride. b) Personal care –specific active ingredients can be grafted onto the vegetable oils. c) Pharmaceuticals – select pharmaceutically active molecules can be grafted onto vegetable oils for targeted delivery or topical use (e.g., on the skin).