IJESD 2017 Vol.8(4): 251-254 ISSN: 2010-0264
doi: 10.18178/ijesd.2017.8.4.957

Metal-Organic Framework as Catalyst in Esterification of Oleic Acid for Biodiesel Production

Kui Zhou and Somboon Chaemchuen

Abstract—Applying metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) as a solid catalyst in esterification of oleic acid and methanol for model of biodiesel production were investigated. Taking an advantage on high surface area, chemical/thermal stability and surface chemistry (acid/basicity) properties on MOF materials (MOF-808, ZIF-8, MIL-125) applied for catalyzed reaction of carboxylic acid to ester compound. Those MOF materials showed the catalytic properties higher than the reported alumina compound at same reaction condition. Their recyclability properties in heterogeneous catalyst were investigated. The characteristic properties of MOF materials such as crystal structure, porosity, surface area and functional group (chemical bonding) on spend catalyst after reaction were studied on this work.

Index Terms—Metal-organic frameworks, biodiesel, esterification, heterogeneous catalyst.

The authors are with Wuhan University of Technology, China (e-mail: 294435125@qq.com, sama_che@hotmail.com).


Cite: Kui Zhou and Somboon Chaemchuen, "Metal-Organic Framework as Catalyst in Esterification of Oleic Acid for Biodiesel Production," International Journal of Environmental Science and Development vol. 8, no. 4, pp. 251-254, 2017.

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  • ISSN: 2010-0264 (Print)
  • Abbreviated Title: Int. J. Environ. Sci. Dev.
  • Frequency: Monthly
  • DOI: 10.18178/IJESD
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