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Epoxidation reaction in promising Brazilian biomass: decreased time and catalyst loading to produce renewable monomers

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Magri, Raquel [1] ; Gaglieri, Caroline [1] ; Alarcon, Rafael T. [1] ; Bannach, Gilbert [1]
Total Authors: 4
[1] Sao Paulo State Univ, UNESP, Sch Sci, Dept Chem, BR-17033260 Bauru, SP - Brazil
Total Affiliations: 1
Document type: Journal article
Source: JOURNAL OF POLYMER RESEARCH; v. 28, n. 9 SEP 2021.
Web of Science Citations: 0

The syntheses of new materials using vegetable oils have increased due to technological interest and low environmental impact. Baru nut provides baru oil, rich in linoleic and oleic fatty acids that can be modified into epoxides compounds. Thus, the optimization of the epoxidation synthesis of baru vegetable oil by the conventional thermal route was investigated using green and quick heterogeneous catalytic method. The raw baru oil and epoxidized oil were characterized by titrimetric, spectroscopic, and thermal analyses. Here we demonstrate that the epoxidation of baru oil does not require 6 h or 25% of catalyst as reported in the literature. However, it was possible to achieve >= 99% of alkenes conversion into epoxide rings in just 3 h of reaction with 10% of heterogeneous catalyst. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 18/03460-6 - Structural modification of triglycerides aiming new monomers and polymers, using different synthetic routes: microwave irradiation and photopolymerization
Grantee:Rafael Turra Alarcon
Support type: Scholarships in Brazil - Doctorate
FAPESP's process: 20/00906-3 - Synthesis and characterization of new biopolymers from baru oil following the principles of green chemistry
Grantee:Raquel Magri
Support type: Scholarships in Brazil - Scientific Initiation
FAPESP's process: 17/08820-8 - Synthesis and characterization of biopolymers from vegetable oils and glycerol following the principles of green chemistry
Grantee:Gilbert Bannach
Support type: Regular Research Grants