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A method for suppressing dehydrogenation includes reacting an optionally functionalized olefin reactant in a metathesis reaction to form an olefin metathesis product; and providing a dehydrogenation suppression agent in admixture with (a) the olefin metathesis product and/or the optionally functionalized olefin reactant, and (b) a metal-containing material selected from the group consisting of residual metathesis catalyst, a hydrogen transfer agent, and a combination thereof, under conditions that are sufficient to passivate at least a portion of the metal-containing material. Methods of refining natural oils and methods of producing fuel compositions are also described.
Dreyer, Bradon J. (Woodridge, IL), Pease, Brian M. (Aurora, IL)
13/ 911,504
June 6, 2013
FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH OR DEVELOPMENT [0002] This invention was made with government support under Contract No. DE-EE0002872 awarded by Department of Energy. The government has certain rights in the invention.