Features of Epoxidation of Fatty Acid Methyl Esters in a Bubble Reactor

V. N. Sapunov, S. A. Yudaev, A. D. Cherepanova, E. N. Ivashkina, M. S. Voronov, R. A. Kozlovskiy

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The patterns of epoxidation of linoleic acid methyl ester in a mixture of methyl esters of sunflower oil fatty acids with atmospheric oxygen in a bubble column reactor were studied at various feed rates of the gas phase. The results showed that the oxidation process occurred in the transition region, under diffusion control conditions. The contributions of the diffusion and kinetic components to the rate of oxidative epoxidation of fatty acid methyl esters were demonstrated. The selectivity of the epoxidation reaction decreased with the transition of the oxidation process from the diffusion region to the kinetic.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)704-711
Number of pages8
JournalRussian Journal of Applied Chemistry
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 1 May 2020


  • air oxygen
  • diffusion control
  • epoxidation
  • fatty acid methyl esters
  • hydroperoxides
  • mathematical model
  • oxidation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Chemical Engineering(all)

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