Sunflower-based feedstocks in nonfood applications: Perspectives from olefin metathesis: Perspectives from olefin metathesis

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Abstract

Sunflower (Helianthus annuus L.) oil remains under-utilised albeit one of the major seed oils produced world-wide. Moreover, the high oleic sunflower varieties make the oil attractive for applications requiring high temperature processes and those targeting the C=C double bond functionality. Herein an overview of the recent developments in olefin metathesis of sunflower-based feedstocks is presented. The improved performance of olefin metathesis catalysts leading to high turnover numbers, high selectivity and catalyst recyclability, opens new opportunities for tailoring sunflower-based feedstocks into products required for possible new niche market applications. Promising results in biofuel, biopolymers, fragrances and fine chemicals applications have been reported. © 2008 by the authors; licensee Molecular Diversity Preservation International.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1393-1406
Number of pages14
JournalInternational Journal of Molecular Sciences
Volume9
Issue number8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Aug 2008
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Nonfood applications
  • Olefin metathesis
  • Sunflower

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