, Volume 47, Issue 3, pp 106-107

Selective hydrogenation of soybean oil: V. A Novel copper catalyst with excellent re-use properties

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A procedure for the preparation of highly active copper catalyst by chemisorption of copper-ammonia complex on silica gel is described. This catalyst was highly selective towards the reduction of linolenate in soybean oil. The catalyst was re-used four times with no loss in activity.