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Catalytic Esterification of Oleic Acid Over SO<sub>4</sub><sup>2-</sup>/MCM-41 Nanostructured Materials

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Author(s): Alexsandra Rodrigues do Nascimento | Gicélia Rodrigues | Joselaine Carvalho Santana | Anne Michelle Garrido Pedrosa | Marcelo José Barros de Souza

Journal: Materials Sciences and Applications
ISSN 2153-117X

Volume: 02;
Issue: 06;
Start page: 706;
Date: 2011;
Original page

Keywords: MCM-41 | Sulphate | Esterification | Oleic Acid

ABSTRACT
This paper deals a study concerning the synthesis and catalytic application of a series of SO42-/MCM-41 catalysts with different SO42-/Si ratios, in the catalytic esterification of oleic acid, aiming biofuels production. The catalysts were characterized by XRD and FT-IR. The catalytic tests were carried out in a batch reactor and the obtained results showed good catalytic activity with high degrees of conversions of oleic acid.
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