Better by design: nanoengineered macroporous hydrotalcites for enhanced catalytic biodiesel production

Julia J. Woodford, Jean-Philippe Dacquin, Karen Wilson, Adam F. Lee

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Abstract

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.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)6145-6150
Number of pages6
JournalEnergy and Environmental Science
Volume5
Issue number3
Early online date7 Feb 2012
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2012

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