Common chemical reactions of ethyl oleate

[common chemical reaction] ethyl oleate is a fatty acid ester, so it has common reaction properties of fatty acid esters, mainly including:

(1) Hydrolysis reaction: ethyl oleate is hydrolyzed in the presence of acid catalyst to produce a reaction equilibrium mixture of oleic acid, ethanol, water ethyl oleate, etc. When alkali is used as catalyst, the product is oleate, and the reaction is irreversible, which is also called saponification reaction. In addition, it can also be hydrolyzed by high-pressure steam at 185~300 ℃ to produce oleic acid and methanol.

(2) Ammonolysis, alcoholysis and transesterification: ethyl oleate reacts with ammonia to generate oleamide and ethanol, and reacts with other fatty alcohols other than ethanol to generate new oleate and ethanol. Ethyl oleate reacts with another ester to exchange ester groups to produce a new oleate and carboxylate. The above reactions have acid, alkali and other catalysts, which can accelerate the reaction speed.


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