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Development of catalyst complexes for upgrading biomass into ester-based biolubricants for automotive applications: a review

Hossain, Md. Anwar and Mohamed Iqbal, Mohammad Anwar and Julkapli, Nurhidayatullaili Muhd and Kong, Pei San and Ching, Juan Joon and Lee, Hwei Voon Development of catalyst complexes for upgrading biomass into ester-based biolubricants for automotive applications: a review. (2018) RSC Advances, 8 (10). 5559-5577. ISSN 2046-2069

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Official URL: https://doi.org/10.1039/c7ra11824d


Biomass-derived oils are recognised as the most promising renewable resources for the production of ester-based biolubricants due to their biodegradable, non-toxic and metal adhering properties. Homogeneous acid catalysts have been conventionally used in catalytic esterification and transesterification for the synthesis of ester-based biolubricants. Although homogeneous acid catalysts encounter difficulty during phase separation, they exhibit superior selectivity and good stereochemistry and regiochemistry control in the reaction. Consequently, transition metal complex catalysts (also known as homogeneous organometallic catalysts) are proposed for biolubricant synthesis in order to achieve a higher selectivity and conversion. Herein, the potential of both homogeneous transition metal complexes and heterogeneous supported metal complexes towards the synthesis of biolubricants, particularly, in esterification and transesterification, as well as the upgrading process, including hydrogenation and in situ hydrogenation–esterification, is critically reviewed.

Item Type:Article
HAL Id:hal-01935386
Audience (journal):International peer-reviewed journal
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Institution:French research institutions > Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique - CNRS (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Institut National Polytechnique de Toulouse - INPT (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Université Toulouse III - Paul Sabatier - UT3 (FRANCE)
Other partners > University of Rajshahi - UR (MALAYSIA)
Other partners > Universiti Sains Malaysia - USM (MALAYSIA)
Other partners > University of Malaya - UM (MALAYSIA)
Laboratory name:
Universiti Malaya - University of Rajshahi - Postgraduate Research
Deposited By: Loetitia MOYA
Deposited On:26 Nov 2018 15:13

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