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

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: College of Engineering & Physical Sciences > School of Infrastructure and Sustainable Engineering > Chemical Engineering & Applied Chemistry
College of Engineering & Physical Sciences > Energy and Bioproducts Research Institute (EBRI)
College of Engineering & Physical Sciences
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)
Publication ISSN: 1572-879X
Full Text Link: http://link.spr ... 0562-015-1559-7
Related URLs: http://www.scop ... tnerID=8YFLogxK (Scopus URL)
PURE Output Type: Article
Published Date: 2015
Published Online Date: 2015-06-10
Authors: Pirez, C.
Tapia Reche, M.
Lee, A.F. (ORCID Profile 0000-0002-2153-1391)
Manayil, J.C. (ORCID Profile 0000-0002-9864-3332)
dos-Santos, V.C.
Wilson, K. (ORCID Profile 0000-0003-4873-708X)

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