Transesterification of Soybean Oil with Ethanol Using Heterogeneous Catalysts Based on Hydrotalcites

  •  Evelyn Nunes Simonetti    
  •  Gilberto Cortez    


This work evaluated the potential of hydrotalcites based in Ca-Al on trasesterification of soybean oil with ethanol. The reaction was carried out at 78.5 °C with ethanol:oil molar ratio of 30 and 10 wt% of catalyst. The 2Ca-Al showed better performance than 3Ca-Al catalyst achieving conversion of 94%. The catalyst were characterized with XRD, BET and activity was evaluated on isopropanol decomposition reaction.

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  • ISSN(Print): 1927-0569
  • ISSN(Online): 1927-0577
  • Started: 2011
  • Frequency: semiannual

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