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A calcifying phytoplankter’s response to climate change and its role in sinking carbon in the Subarctic Ocean using spaceborne and in situ observations and ecological modelling

Industrial outlets for methylic esters of rapeseed

The program objective was the development of new lipids using the technique of transesterification of methylic esters from rapeseed and of glycerine products. From glycerine, the work has followed 2 themes. These are the synthesis of polyglycerols (hydrophile centres of emulsifiers being able to replace the ethoxylates in nonionic detergents) and the synthesis of halogen derivatives for use in surface applications. From the methylic ester, the research program was based on producing new lipids from reactions involving the olefinic fraction, or the carboxyl group.