Publication
Title
Microwave-assisted catalyst-free transesterification of triglycerides with 1-butanol under supercritical conditions
Author
Abstract
A proof-of-concept study has been made to convert rapeseed oil into fatty acid butyl esters by means of microwave irradiation without using a catalyst. High conversions can be reached when the transesterification of triglycerides with 1-butanol was performed under near-critical or supercritical conditions. Microwave heating is an attractive method to perform high-temperature chemistry since the reaction mixture can be heated up considerably faster under carefully controlled conditions.
Language
English
Source (journal)
Energy and fuels / American Chemical Society. - Washington, D.C.
Energy & fuels
Publication
Washington, D.C. : 2008
ISSN
0887-0624
Volume/pages
22:1(2008), p. 643-645
ISI
000252434700090
Full text (Publisher's DOI)
UAntwerpen
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Publication type
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Publications with a UAntwerp address
External links
Web of Science
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Creation 08.10.2008
Last edited 28.06.2017
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