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Journal of Chemistry
Volume 2013, Article ID 169109, 4 pages
Research Article

Hydrogenation of Some Vegetable Oils by Scrap Automobile Catalyst

Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Art and Sciences, Sakarya University, 54140 Sakarya, Turkey

Received 19 June 2012; Revised 4 September 2012; Accepted 5 September 2012

Academic Editor: Cristina Femoni

Copyright © 2013 Fatih Sonmez et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Some vegetable oils were hydrogenated with scrap automobile catalyst (SAC) as a catalyst. The optimum reaction conditions (solvent, reaction time, and catalyst amount) were determined. Our results showed that the linoleic acid was reduced to elaidic acid in the sunflower oil. This procedure not only gives high yields but also allows recycling of automobile wastes as a catalyst in organic reactions and is representative of green chemistry.