Journal of the American Oil Chemists' Society

, Volume 77, Issue 3, pp 239–242 | Cite as

Chloroacetoxylation of oleic acid—A kinetic study

  • Danae DouliaEmail author
  • Fotis Rigas
  • Kostantinos Gimouhopoulos


The kinetics of the addition reaction of chloroacetic acid to oleic acid (chloroacetoxylation) in the presence of sulfuric acid as a catalyst were investigated. The reactions were carried out at the same concentration of both reactants at various temperatures and catalyst content. The reaction time ranged from 30 min up to 12 h, and the reaction course was observed by determining mainly iodine value, and chlorine content of the oil samples at 30-min intervals. The experimental data fitted the reversible second-first order rate equation for bimolecular-unimolecular type reactions. The reaction constants of the forward and reverse reactions were obtained at temperatures 70 and 80°C. The effect of sulfuric acid content on the reaction constant was investigated at 70 and 80°C.

Key Words

Chloroacetic acid chloroacetoxylation kinetics oleic acid reaction constants 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Danae Doulia
    • 1
    Email author
  • Fotis Rigas
    • 1
  • Kostantinos Gimouhopoulos
    • 1
  1. 1.Chemical Engineering DepartmentNational Technical University of AthensAthensGreece

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