A facile (and environmentally friendly) reaction between epoxidized methyl oleate and aniline to produce an oleate-aniline adduct, without the formation of fatty amide, was discovered. This reaction was carried out neat, with a catalytic amount of an ionic liquid. No solvent was used, no byproducts were produced, and the ionic liquid could be recovered and recycled. The reaction products were fully characterized by NMR and GC-MS.
- Branched oleochemical
- Epoxidized methyl oleate aniline
- Lubrication fluid
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- Agricultural and Biological Sciences(all)