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Mgo Catalysed Triglyceride Transesterification for Biodiesel Synthesis

Xu, Chunli, Enache, Dan, Lloyd, Rhys, Knight, David William, Bartley, Jonathan Keith and Hutchings, Graham John 2010. Mgo Catalysed Triglyceride Transesterification for Biodiesel Synthesis. Catalysis Letters 138 (1-2) , pp. 1-7. 10.1007/s10562-010-0365-5

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A series of MgO catalysts have been prepared by calcination of (MgCO3)4·Mg(OH)2 and these have been found to be effective for the transesterification of triglycerides with methanol at 200 °C. The calcination temperature controls the surface area, porosity and the surface structure and we observe that the optimal calcination temperature is in the range 550–700 °C as this provides a balance between high surface area, and hence high concentration of active sites, and the pore structure which permits access of the reactants. Using appropriate conditions conversions in excess of 98% could be obtained.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Chemistry
Cardiff Catalysis Institute (CCI)
Subjects: Q Science > QD Chemistry
Publisher: Kluwer
ISSN: 1011-372X
Last Modified: 04 Jun 2017 01:58

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