THE KINETICS OF THE ESTERIFICATION REACTION BETWEEN CASTOR-OIL AND OLEIC-ACID


ERCIYES A. T. , DANDIK L., KABASAKAL O.

JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN OIL CHEMISTS SOCIETY, vol.68, no.9, pp.639-641, 1991 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 68 Issue: 9
  • Publication Date: 1991
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/bf02662283
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN OIL CHEMISTS SOCIETY
  • Page Numbers: pp.639-641

Abstract

In this study, esterification of castor oil with oleic acid was investigated in view of the reaction kinetics under various conditions. Potassium hydroxide, p-toluenesulfonic acid and tin chloride (SnCl22H2O) were used as catalysts. Reaction was carried out at 200-degrees-C, 225-degrees-C and 250-degrees-C by using equivalent proportions of the reactants. For tin chloride, experimental data fitted the second-order rate equation, while for the other catalysts the obtained data fitted the third-order rate equation.