Optimization of unsupported CoMo catalysts for decarboxylation of oleic acid

Jae Oh Shim, Dae Woon Jeong, Won Jun Jang, Kyung Won Jeon, Seong Heon Kim, Byong Hun Jeon, Hyun Seog Roh, Jeong Geol Na, You Kwan Oh, Sang Sup Han, Chang Hyun Ko

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Hydrodeoxygenation (HDO) processes have been developed to remove the oxygenated compounds in lipids. However, the HDO process consumes excess hydrogen. As opposed to the HDO process, decarboxylation does not require hydrogen. In this study, decarboxylation of oleic acid without hydrogen was carried out over unsupported CoMo catalysts. Unsupported CoMo catalysts were prepared by a co-precipitation method. The Co/Mo ratio was systematically varied to optimize unsupported CoMo catalyst. The catalyst properties were studied using various characterization techniques and related to the activity results in decarboxylation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)16-20
Number of pages5
JournalCatalysis Communications
Publication statusPublished - 2015 Jul 5


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Process Chemistry and Technology

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Shim, J. O., Jeong, D. W., Jang, W. J., Jeon, K. W., Kim, S. H., Jeon, B. H., Roh, H. S., Na, J. G., Oh, Y. K., Han, S. S., & Ko, C. H. (2015). Optimization of unsupported CoMo catalysts for decarboxylation of oleic acid. Catalysis Communications, 67, 16-20. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.catcom.2015.03.034