Submitted to: Chemistry Today/Chimica Oggi
Publication Type: Review Article
Publication Acceptance Date: October 4, 2006
Publication Date: January 8, 2007
Citation: Doll, K.M., Moser, B.R., Sharma, B.K., Erhan, S.Z. 2007. Current uses of vegetable oil in the surfactant, fuel, and lubrication industries. Chemistry Today/Chimica Oggi. 24(6):41-44. Technical Abstract: New developments in the surfactant, bio-diesel, and lubricant industries are discussed in a review with 46 references on the recent use of vegetable oil for non-food applications. Highlighted in the surfactant section, is the development of a glycerol and vegetable oil based surfactant which displays properties similar to ethylene oxide based surfactants. The lubrication section details some new products, which have found their way into real-world applications. Finally, some currently used approaches for the production of bio-diesel are discussed.