P-M-BRC-93 Influence of Inner-sphere Hydrophobicity of Homogeneous Sulfonic Acids on the Kinetics of Esterification for Bio-oil Upgrading

Monday, June 3, 2013
Ballroom C (Galt House Hotel)
Yu Noda, Leah Foscaldi and Robert M. Rioux, Pennsylvania State University, USA.
We investigated the influence of water on the kinetics of esterification of acetic acid and methanol catalyzed by various sulfonic acids as a model bio-oil upgrading and revealed a relationship between heat of solution and catalytic activity; acid with high heat of solution exhibited more negative H2O reaction order.

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