Oligomerisation of linear 1-olefins using a chlorogallate(III) ionic liquid

Martin Atkins, Kenneth Seddon, Malgorzata Swadzba-Kwasny

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A Lewis acidic chlorogallate(III) ionic liquid, 1-ethyl-3-methylimidazolium hepta-chlorodigallate(III), [C(2)mim][Ga2Cl7], was successfully used to oligomerise 1-pentene. The influence of temperature, time, catalyst concentration, and stirring rate on conversion and product distribution was modelled using a design of experiment (DoE) approach (chemometrics). The process was optimised for lubricant base oils production; the C20-C50 fraction (where Cn indicates the number of carbons in the oligomer) was maximised, while the heavier oligomer fraction (>C50) was minimised.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1391-1406
Number of pages16
JournalPure and Applied Chemistry
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 2011

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Chemical Engineering
  • General Chemistry


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