# Pyrolysis of canola oil

This is a topic that I cannot find much information about. I would like to know what compounds are in the products formed from pyrolysis of canola oil. I found out by accident that when trying to ignite some used canola oil in an aluminum can without a cover, the oil had become a mix of black solids and black liquid. I have not tried heating the oil in a container that has no exposure to oxygen. I could probably get better results by limiting all exposure to oxygen. I recently tried this experiment again and the oil is slowly turning black and looking like crude oil. I did find one article on this subject that says there are alkenes in the oil. Does anyone have more information on this?

• gases: $\ce{CO2, CO, CH4}$ and $\ce{H2S}$