Selective Metathesis of α-Olefins from Bio-Sourced Fischer–Tropsch Feeds
KAUST DepartmentChemical Science Program
KAUST Catalysis Center (KCC)
Physical Science and Engineering (PSE) Division
Online Publication Date2016-10-26
Print Publication Date2016-11-04
Embargo End Date2017-10-26
Permanent link to this recordhttp://hdl.handle.net/10754/622462
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AbstractThe search for a low-cost process for the valorization of linear alpha-olefins combining high productivity and high selectivity is a longstanding goal for chemists. Herein, we report a soluble ruthenium olefin metathesis catalyst that performs the conversion of linear alpha-olefins to longer internal linear olefins with high selectivity (>99%) under neat conditions at low loadings (50 ppm) and without the need of expensive additives. This robust catalytic process allowed us to efficiently and selectively re-equilibrate the naphtha fraction (C-5-C-8) of a Fischer-Tropsch feed derived from non petroleum resources to a higher-value product range (C-9-C-14), useful as detergent and plasticizer precursors.
CitationRouen M, Queval P, Borré E, Falivene L, Poater A, et al. (2016) Selective Metathesis of α-Olefins from Bio-Sourced Fischer–Tropsch Feeds. ACS Catalysis 6: 7970–7976. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acscatal.6b01428.
SponsorsDedicated to the memory of Yves Chauvin. This work was supported by the European Community through the seventh framework program (CP-FP 211468-2 EUMET, grant to M.R., L.F., and E.B.). M.M. thanks the CNRS, the ENSCR, Rennes Metropole, and the Region-Bretagne for their financial support. A.P. thanks the Spanish MINECO for project CTQ2014-59832-JIN, and L.C. acknowledges funding from the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST).
PublisherAmerican Chemical Society (ACS)