US 9,809,531 B2
Production method of fatty acid ester
Nobuhiko Okada, Wakayama (JP); Katsutoshi Yamamoto, Wakayama (JP); Taichi Homma, Haga-gun (JP); and Kazuyuki Harima, Wakayama (JP)
Assigned to KAO CORPORATION, Tokyo (JP)
Appl. No. 15/510,943
Filed by Kao Corporation, Tokyo (JP)
PCT Filed Nov. 17, 2015, PCT No. PCT/JP2015/082810
§ 371(c)(1), (2) Date Mar. 13, 2017,
PCT Pub. No. WO2016/080550, PCT Pub. Date May 26, 2016.
Claims priority of application No. 2014-235263 (JP), filed on Nov. 20, 2014.
Prior Publication US 2017/0275231 A1, Sep. 28, 2017
Int. Cl. C07C 51/00 (2006.01); C07C 67/60 (2006.01); C07C 69/30 (2006.01); B01J 23/78 (2006.01); B01J 37/02 (2006.01); B01J 35/10 (2006.01)
CPC C07C 67/60 (2013.01) [B01J 23/78 (2013.01); B01J 35/1038 (2013.01); B01J 37/0215 (2013.01); C07C 69/30 (2013.01)] 17 Claims
 
1. A method for producing a fatty acid ester through desulfurization of sulfur from a fatty acid ester using a catalyst,
wherein the catalyst carries a catalyst metal on a support,
(a) the catalyst contains as the catalyst metal one or more elements selected from the elements of group 9, group 10 and group 11 of the periodic table,
(b) the total pore volume of the catalyst is 0.05 mL/g or more, and
(c) the volume of pores with a pore size of 0.1 μm or more and 500 μm or less is 50% or more of the total pore volume of the catalyst.