Joel MensahM. Sc.
Building: Sammelbau Chemie
Room: 38B 320
- Phone: +49 241 80 22500
Topic: Study of a new value chain based on microbiologically accessible hydroxyl fatty acid esters for sustainable biofuels.
Aim: Efficient chemo catalytic conversion of 3-(3-hydroxy-alkanoyloxy)-alkanoates, shortened HAAs, to hydrocarbons.
Current works: Deoxygenation of HAAs through combination of hydrogenation, decarboxylation, and dehydration over supported noble metal-(free) catalysts.
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J. Meyers, J. B. Mensah, F. J. Holzhäuser, A. Omari, C. C. Blesken, T. Tiso, S. Palkovits, R. Palkovits; Electrochemical conversion of a bio-derivable hydroxy acid to a drop-in oxygenate diesel fuel; Energy Environ. Sci.; 2019, DOI: 10.1039/C9EE01485C
Joel B. Mensah, Irina Delidovich, Peter J. C. Hausoul, Laurent Weisgerber, Wolfgang Schrader, Regina Palkovits; Mechanistic Studies of the Cu(OH)+-Catalyzed Isomerization of Glucose into Fructose in Water; ChemSusChem, 11, 2579-2586, 2018
M. G. Al-Shaal, W. Ciptonugroho, F. J. Holzhäuser, J. B. Mensah, P. J. C. Hausoul, R. Palkovits, Catalytic upgrading of α-angelica lactone to levulinic acid esters under mild conditions over heterogeneous catalysts. Catal. Sci. Technol.; 5, 5168-5173, 2015.