Esterification of higher fatty acids by a novel strong solid acid

Atsushi Takagaki, Masakazu Toda, Mai Okamura, Junko N. Kondo, Shigenobu Hayashi, Kazunari Domen, Michikazu Hara

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Carbon material prepared from d-glucose has been examined as a solid acid catalyst. Sulfonation of incompletely carbonized d-glucose results in amorphous carbon consisting of small polycyclic aromatic carbon sheets with high density of SO3H groups. The carbon material exhibits remarkable catalytic performance for the esterification of higher fatty acids. This can be attributed to high density of SO3H groups with strong acidity in the material.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)157-161
Number of pages5
JournalCatalysis Today
Issue number2 SPEC. ISS.
Publication statusPublished - Aug 1 2006
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry(all)


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