Hydrothermal saline promoted grafting: a route to sulfonic acid SBA-15 silica with ultra-high acid site loading for biodiesel synthesis

Cyril Pirez, Adam Lee, Jinesh C. Manayil, Christopher Parlett, Karen Wilson

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Abstract

A simple grafting protocol is reported which affords a ten-fold enhancement in acid site density of mesoporous sulfonic acid silicas compared to conventional syntheses, offering improved process efficiency and new opportunities for tailored supported solid acids in sustainable chemistry. This journal is

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4506-4509
Number of pages4
JournalGreen Chemistry
Volume16
Issue number10
Early online date24 Jul 2014
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Oct 2014

Bibliographical note

Funding: EPSRC (EP/K000616/2, EP/K000616/2 and EP/G007594/4; and the Royal Society

Electronic supplementary information : Porosimetry data, XRD, XPS, MAS-NMR, TGA, DRIFT spectra and FFA esterification reaction profiles. See DOI: 10.1039/c4gc01139b

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