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Journal of agricultural and food chemistry

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


PMID 19719124

Abstract

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.