Recent advancement in deoxygenation of fatty acids via homogeneous catalysis for biofuel production

Tabandeh, Mojtaba and Cheng, Chin Kui and Centi, Gabriele and Show, Pau Loke and Chen, Wei-Hsin and Ling, Tau Chuan and Ong, Hwai Chyuan and Ng, Eng-Poh and Juan, Joon Ching and Lam, Su Shiung (2022) Recent advancement in deoxygenation of fatty acids via homogeneous catalysis for biofuel production. Molecular Catalysis, 523. ISSN 2468-8231, DOI

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Fuel-like hydrocarbons (also known as biofuel) isolated from the deoxygenation of fatty acids present different advantages as compared with fossil fuels. In particular, the homogeneous and heterogeneous catalytic deoxygenation methods have been the center of attention during recent years. Although catalytic deoxygenation of fatty acids via heterogeneous catalysis has been widely investigated, there is a high demand to review the progress in using the homogeneous catalysis pathways. Among the various homogeneous pathways, radical based reactions and transition metal catalysis demonstrate the most promising results in the decarboxylation and decarbonylation processes. It is shown that radical-based reactions are more active in decarboxylation meanwhile the transition metal catalysts are rather selective to decarbonylation of fatty acids. Besides, the reaction conditions and type of catalysts are capable of enhancing biofuel production. Homogenous catalysis provides the huge potential for commercializing viability of biofuel via deoxygenation of fatty acids.

Item Type: Article
Funders: Ministry of Education, Malaysia [Grant No: FP029-2017A], Golden Goose Research Grant Scheme (GGRG) [Grant No: UMT/RMIC/2-2/25 Jld 5 (64) & Vot 55191], Universiti Malaysia Terengganu, Malaysia
Uncontrolled Keywords: Deoxygenation; Decarboxylation; Decarbonylation; Homogenous; Biofuel
Subjects: Q Science > QC Physics
Q Science > QD Chemistry
Divisions: Faculty of Science > Institute of Biological Sciences
Faculty of Science > Department of Chemistry
Deputy Vice Chancellor (Research & Innovation) Office > Nanotechnology & Catalysis Research Centre
Depositing User: Ms. Juhaida Abd Rahim
Date Deposited: 12 Oct 2023 07:20
Last Modified: 12 Oct 2023 07:20

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