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Mgo Catalysed Triglyceride Transesterification for Biodiesel Synthesis

Xu, Chunli, Enache, Dan, Lloyd, Rhys, Knight, David William, Bartley, Jonathan Keith ORCID: and Hutchings, Graham John ORCID: 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: 06 May 2023 01:33

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