Journal of Oil Palm Research Vol. 28  March 2016 p.  114-120
DOI: https://doi.org/10.21894/jopr.2016.2801.13

REPRODUCIBILITY OF PALM-BASED POLYOLS PRODUCTION

Author(s): NORHAYATI, M N*; TUAN NOOR MAZNEE, T I*; HOONG, S S*; NURUL ‘AIN, H*; SRIHANUM, A*; KOSHEELA DEVI, P P*; MOHD NORHISHAM, S*; YEONG, S K* and HAZIMAH, A H*

The purpose of this article is to verify the reproducibility of palm-based polyols from the optimised reaction conditions. The reproducibility studies on the production of the palm-based polyols were conducted via alcoholysis of epoxidised palm olein with isobutanol, catalysed by K10 montmorillonite under the optimised reaction conditions (reaction temperature at 60°C for 2 hr). It was proven that palm-based polyols with similar properties can be repeatedly produced when a set of standard synthesis steps was followed. This indicates that palm-based polyol can be produced with specific range of properties and this enables a feasible commercial production of palm-based polyols. The study on the recyclability of used K10 montmorillonite in the production of palm-based polyols will be carried out in the future.

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* Malaysian Palm Oil Board, 6 Persiaran Institusi, Bandar Baru Bangi, 43000 Kajang, Selangor, Malaysia. E-mail: norhayati.mohdnoor@mpob.gov.my


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