Transesterification of canola oil on potassium-supported TiO2 catalysts

Daniela Salinas, Sichem Guerrero*, Paulo Araya

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)773-777
Number of pages5
JournalCatalysis Communications
Issue number8
StatePublished - 31 Mar 2010
Externally publishedYes

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Funding Information:
The funding from the CIMAT project No. 11980002 is gratefully acknowledged for funding this work.


  • Biodiesel
  • Canola oil
  • Heterogeneous transesterification
  • Potassium
  • TiO


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