P-Mo-58 Zeolitic Imidazolate Framework-8, a novel catalyst for biodiesel synthesis

Monday, June 6, 2011
Ontario Exhibit Hall (Detroit Marriott Hotel at the Renaissance Center )
Eugenia E. Macias1, Surendar Reddy Venna2, Paul Ratnasamy1 and Moises A. Carreon2, (1)Conn Center for Renewable Energy Research, University of Louisville, Louisville, KY, (2)Chemical Engineering, University of Louisville, Louisville, KY
We present the synthesis, characterization and catalytic performance of a subclass of metal organic framework (ZIF-8) in the synthesis of biodiesel. This work represents one of the first successful examples demonstrating the catalytic performance of any zeolitic imidazolate framework phase.

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