Esterification of oleic acid with glycerol in the presence of sulfated iron oxide catalyst


Guner F. S. , Sirkecioglu A. , YILMAZ S., ERCIYES A. T. , ERDEM-SENATALAR A.

JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN OIL CHEMISTS SOCIETY, vol.73, no.3, pp.347-351, 1996 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 73 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 1996
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/bf02523429
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN OIL CHEMISTS SOCIETY
  • Page Numbers: pp.347-351

Abstract

Esterification of oleic acid with glycerol was investigated in view of the reaction kinetics, using ''superacidic'' sulfated iron oxide catalysts. A series of different sulfate contents were prepared and characterized by a multitude of techniques prior to their use as catalysts. The sulfated iron oxide re action was carried out with equivalent amounts of reactants in the temperature range of 180-240 degrees C. Effects of the sulfate con tent and the catalyst amount on reaction kinetics at different temperatures were evaluated.