Grasas y Aceites, Vol 68, No 1 (2017)

Modification of olefinic double bonds of unsaturated fatty acids and other vegetable oil derivatives via epoxidation: A review

A. H. Noor Armylisas
Advanced Oleochemical Technology Division (AOTD), Malaysian Palm Oil Board (MPOB), Malaysia

M. F. Siti Hazirah
Product Development and Advisory Services Division (PDAS), Malaysian Palm Oil Board (MPOB), Malaysia

S. K. Yeong
Advanced Oleochemical Technology Division (AOTD), Malaysian Palm Oil Board (MPOB), Malaysia

A. H. Hazimah
Advanced Oleochemical Technology Division (AOTD), Malaysian Palm Oil Board (MPOB), Malaysia


The highly strained ring in epoxides makes these compounds very versatile intermediates. Epoxidized vegetable oils are gaining a lot of attention as renewable and environmentally friendly feedstock with various industrial applications such as plasticizers, lubricant base oils, surfactants, etc. Numerous papers have been published on the development of the epoxidation methods and the number is still growing. This review reports the synthetic approaches and applications of epoxidized vegetable oils.


Epoxidation; Renewable feedstock; Unsaturated fatty acids; Vegetable Oils

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