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.
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The funding from the CIMAT project No. 11980002 is gratefully acknowledged for funding this work.
- Canola oil
- Heterogeneous transesterification