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Brassylic acid: chemical intermediate from high erucic oils

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http://handle.nal.usda.gov/10113/28291
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Abstract:
Techniques and information derived from laboratory studies of a two-stage cleavage of erucic acid with ozone and oxygen have been translated to a small pilot-scale operation to produce brassylic acid (72-82% yield) of high purity (99%) with pelargonic acid as a coproduct. The initial ozonolysis phase is yield-limiting while the second stage oxidation of ozonolysis intermediates appears to be quantitative. A preliminary cost estimate has been prepared for production of polymer-grade brassylic acid from Crambe abyssinica seed oil. The effects of by-product credit and crambe oil cost on the net cost-to-make brassylic acid are illustrated.
Author(s):
Carlson, K.D. , Sohns, V.E. , Perkins, R.B. Jr. , Huffman, E.L. , U.S. Agricultural Research Service
Note:
20090425 20090508 00000000
Source:
Industrial & engineering chemistry product research and development Mar 1977, 16
Language:
English
Publisher:
American Chemical Society
Year:
1977
Collection:
Journal Articles, USDA Authors, Peer-Reviewed
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Works produced by employees of the U.S. Government as part of their official duties are not copyrighted within the U.S. The content of this document is not copyrighted.