OCHEM 3 - "Hydrogenation of Olive Oil (Transfer from...

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“Hydrogenation of Olive Oil (Transfer from Cyclohexene)” Purpose: By performing this experiment, we will understand the process of hydrogenation by hydrogenating olive oil using palladium on carbon as a catalyst and cyclohexene as the hydrogen donor. This will yield a saturated fat from an unsaturated fat. Moreover, the product will then be reacted with Bromine solution to determine the presence of alkenes. Procedure: 1. In a 50 mL round bottom flask, weigh 2 grams of olive oil. 2. Add about 250 mg of Pd/C catalyst. 3. Add 5 mL of cyclohexene. Also, add few boiling chips. 4. After equipping the flask with a water circulating condenser, reflux the mixture at low heat for about 20 minutes. 5. Filter the reaction mixture using a fluted filter paper into a 100 mL beaker. Wash wit ha small quantity about 2 mL of hexane. Evaporate the solvents in the hood by gently warming until the hydrogenated fat product separates. 6.
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