Transesterification of canola oil on potassium-supported TiO2 catalysts

ArticleinCatalysis Communications 11(8) · March 2010with8 Reads
Impact Factor: 3.70 · DOI: 10.1016/j.catcom.2010.02.013 · Source: OAI


    The transesterification reaction of canola oil was studied on titania-supported catalysts with varying loadings of potassium. It was found that the most active catalysts fall in the range where the adsorption/ desorption of CO2 was the highest. Total conversion to methyl esters was achieved on a catalyst with 20% K-loading under air conditions and with no in situ pre-treatment before reaction. The funding from the CIMAT project No. 11980002 is gratefully acknowledged for funding this work.