Templated, macroporous Mg-Al hydrotalcites synthesised via alkali-free co-precipitation exhibit superior performance in the transesterification of C4 -C18 triglycerides for biodiesel production, with rate-enhancement increasing with alkyl chain length. Promotion reflects improved diffusion of bulky triglycerides and accessibility of active sites within the hierarchical macropore-micropore architecture.
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||Energy and Environmental Science|
|Early online date||7 Feb 2012|
|Publication status||Published - Mar 2012|