Carbon black-polydopamine-ruthenium composite as a recyclable boomerang catalyst for the oxidative cleavage of oleic acid


Sebastián Gámez, Ernesto de la Torre, Eric M.Gaigneaux

Chemical Engineering Journal Volume 427, 1 January 2022, 131820

A new composite heterogeneous catalytic system is proposed by the group of Prof. Gaigneaux at for the transformation of cheap unsaturated fatty acids into value-added molecules through their oxidative cleavage. The valorization of oleic acid to azelaic and pelargonic ones is efficiently performed with a novel composite catalyst inspired from metal recovery technology, namely Ru species supported on a carbon black that was previously oxidized and then functionalized with polydopamine. Full article is available at