Issue 17 (2013)

Kinetics of acetic acid – methanol esterification reaction over sulfonic acid-functionalized mcf catalyst

Authors: Katarzyna Maresz, Janusz Malinowski, Klaudia Odrozek, Agnieszka Koreniuk, Julita Mrowiec-Białoń, Andrzej B. Jarzębski

Keywords: arenesulphonic-functionalized MCF, acetic acid esterification, kinetic model

Abstract: The esterification of acetic acid with methanol was studied in the presence of heterogeneous acidic catalyst - sulfonic acid functionalized silica mesoporous cellular foam (MCF) in order to determine its potentials. The effects of catalyst loading, molar ratio of substrates and temperature on the reaction rate were discussed. The kinetic model for this reaction was proposed.