Hydrothermal saline promoted grafting of periodic mesoporous organic sulfonic acid silicas for sustainable FAME production

Pirez, C., Tapia Reche, M., Lee, A.F., Manayil, J.C., dos-Santos, V.C. and Wilson, K. (2015). Hydrothermal saline promoted grafting of periodic mesoporous organic sulfonic acid silicas for sustainable FAME production. Catalysis Letters, 145 (7), pp. 1483-1490.

Abstract

Hydrothermal saline promoted grafting of sulfonic acid groups onto SBA-15 and periodic mesoporous organic silica analogues affords solid acid catalysts with high acid site loadings (>2.5 mmol g-1 H+), ordered mesoporosity and tunable hydrophobicity. The resulting catalysts show excellent activity for fatty acid esterification and tripalmitin transesterification to methyl palmitate, with framework phenyl groups promoting fatty acid methyl esters production. (Chemical Equation Presented)

Publication DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/s10562-015-1559-7
Divisions: Engineering & Applied Sciences > Chemical engineering & applied chemistry
Engineering & Applied Sciences > European Bioenergy Research Institute (EBRI)
Additional Information: The final publication is available at Springer via http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10562-015-1559-7 Funding: EPSRC (EP/K000616/1, EP/F063423/1 and EP/G007594/3) for financial support and a Leadership Fellowship (AFL), and the Royal Society for the award of an Industry Fellowship (KW); CNPq (Conselho Nacional de Desen- volvimento Cientifico e Tecnológico)
Uncontrolled Keywords: biodiesel,esterification,heterogeneous catalysis,mesoporous materials,solid acid,sulfonic acid,transesterification,Catalysis,Chemistry(all)
Full Text Link: http://link.spr ... 0562-015-1559-7
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Published Date: 2015
Authors: Pirez, C.
Tapia Reche, M.
Lee, A.F. ( 0000-0002-2153-1391)
Manayil, J.C.
dos-Santos, V.C.
Wilson, K. ( 0000-0003-4873-708X)

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