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




Epoxidation, Renewable feedstock, Unsaturated fatty acids, Vegetable Oils


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.


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Noor Armylisas AH, Siti Hazirah MF, Yeong SK, Hazimah AH. Modification of olefinic double bonds of unsaturated fatty acids and other vegetable oil derivatives via epoxidation: A review. grasasaceites [Internet]. 2017Mar.30 [cited 2023Sep.23];68(1):e174. Available from: