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Preparation of a sugar catalyst and its use for highly efficient production of biodiesel

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Abstract

Novel solid acid catalysts for esterification have recently been described that are made by incomplete carbonization of carbohydrates followed by sulfonation. Herein, such a ‘sugar catalyst’ is prepared from D-glucose and its catalytic properties and structure are investigated in detail. This type of sugar catalyst is, for the first time, applied for the effective production of biodiesel from waste oils. Our results indicate that sugar catalysts are highly effective, minimally polluting and re-usable catalysts that are highly suited to the production of biodiesel from waste oils with a high acid value.

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The article was received on 24 Oct 2006, accepted on 08 Feb 2007 and first published on 19 Feb 2007


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/B615447F
Green Chem., 2007,9, 434-437

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    Preparation of a sugar catalyst and its use for highly efficient production of biodiesel

    M. Zong, Z. Duan, W. Lou, T. J. Smith and H. Wu, Green Chem., 2007, 9, 434
    DOI: 10.1039/B615447F

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