Pore-expanded SBA-15 sulfonic acid silicas for biodiesel synthesis

J.P. Dacquin, A.F. Lee, C. Pirez, K. Wilson

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Here we present the first application of pore-expanded SBA-15 in heterogeneous catalysis. Pore expansion over the range 6-14 nm confers a striking activity enhancement towards fatty acid methyl ester (FAME) synthesis from triglycerides (TAG), and free fatty acid (FFA), attributed to improved mass transport and acid site accessibility.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)212-214
Number of pages3
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number2
Early online date27 Oct 2011
Publication statusPublished - 7 Jan 2012

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