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Catalytic Esterification of Oleic Acid Over SO42-/MCM-41 Nanostructured Materials

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This paper deals a study concerning the synthesis and catalytic application of a series of SO42-/MCM-41 catalysts with different SO42-/Si ratios, in the catalytic esterification of oleic acid, aiming biofuels production. The catalysts were characterized by XRD and FT-IR. The catalytic tests were carried out in a batch reactor and the obtained results showed good catalytic activity with high degrees of conversions of oleic acid.

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A. Nascimento, G. Rodrigues, J. Santana, A. Pedrosa and M. Souza, "Catalytic Esterification of Oleic Acid Over SO42-/MCM-41 Nanostructured Materials," Materials Sciences and Applications, Vol. 2 No. 6, 2011, pp. 706-709. doi: 10.4236/msa.2011.26097.

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