Isomerization Reactions

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Linoleic acid isomerization over gold catalysts on different supports was evaluated. The desired isomers were obtained over gold on carbon with 100 % of selectivity, while the activity was relatively low. However, gold demonstrated high activity and selectivity in α-pinene isomerization reaction to form camphene. The reaction mechanism was proposed.


Isomerization Linoleic acid α-pinene Camphene Gold 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Laboratory of Industrial Chemistry and Reaction EngineeringÅbo Akademi UniversityTurkuFinland
  2. 2.School of Chemical and Biomolecular EngineeringGeorgia Institute of TechnologyAtlantaUSA
  3. 3.Department of Chemical EngineeringUniversity of VirginiaCharlottesvilleUSA

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