Synthesis of an amine-oleate derivative using an ionic liquid catalyst

Biswas Atanu, Brajendra Kumar Sharma, Kenneth M. Doll, Sevim Z. Erhan, Julious L. Wlllett And, H. N. Cheng

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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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)8136-8141
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry
Issue number18
StatePublished - Sep 23 2009
Externally publishedYes


  • Branched oleochemical
  • Epoxidized methyl oleate aniline
  • Lubrication fluid

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Agricultural and Biological Sciences(all)


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