Method for epoxidation of plant oils.
Mohd Basyaruddin Abdul Rahman. (2009) Method for epoxidation of plant oils.
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The present invention provides a method for epoxidation of plant oil, particularly to epoxidized palm oil and palm kernel oil. The chemo-enzymatic method of epoxidation of palm oil and palm kernel oil were performed with the presence of lipase as biocatalyst. The method for epoxidation of plant oil, comprising the steps of dissolving a mixture of oil in a non-polar solvent, adding enzymes to the mixture, adding hydrogen peroxide gradually at a time interval, stirring the mixture, filtering the mixture for removal of enzyme, washing the mixture with a polar solvent and removing the solvent by evaporation.
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