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Better by design: nanoengineered macroporous hydrotalcites for enhanced catalytic biodiesel production

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Templated, macroporous Mg–Al hydrotalcites synthesised via alkali-free co-precipitation exhibit superior performance in the transesterification of C4–C18triglycerides for biodiesel production, with rate-enhancement increasing with alkyl chain length. Promotion reflects improved diffusion of bulky triglycerides and accessibility of active sites within the hierarchical macropore–micropore architecture.

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The article was received on 05 Oct 2011, accepted on 26 Jan 2012 and first published on 07 Feb 2012


Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/C2EE02837A
Energy Environ. Sci., 2012,5, 6145-6150

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    Better by design: nanoengineered macroporous hydrotalcites for enhanced catalytic biodiesel production

    J. J. Woodford, J. Dacquin, K. Wilson and A. F. Lee, Energy Environ. Sci., 2012, 5, 6145
    DOI: 10.1039/C2EE02837A

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