Chemicals from Vegetable Oils, Fatty Derivatives, and Plant Biomass

Gobinda Karmakar, Pranab Ghosh, Kirtika Kohli, Brajendra K. Sharma, Sevim Z. Erhan

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


The overwhelming utilization of petroleum-based products and the scarcity of the raw materials in the coming future, along with their negative impacts on the environment, has compelled us to use materials from natural resources. The utilization of vegetable oils (VOs) or plant biomass as potential feedstock for numerous functional materials and their application in diverse fields has recently attracted considerable interest. The triglyceride esters of fatty acids, a major content of VOs, can be used as a reliable starting material to synthesize various biomaterials that have applications in diverse fields. Production of biofuel/biolubricants from VOs is very important at this time due to increasing environmental pollution from the automotive industry.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationACS Symposium Series
EditorsMichael H. Tunick, Linshu Liu
PublisherAmerican Chemical Society
Number of pages31
StatePublished - 2020

Publication series

NameACS Symposium Series
ISSN (Print)0097-6156
ISSN (Electronic)1947-5918

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Chemistry
  • General Chemical Engineering


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