Preparation of Multi-Walled Carbon Nanotubes Supported Zinc Oxide Catalyst for Transesterification of Kesambi (Schleichera oleosa) Oil

N. P. Asri*, Y. Yuniati, H. Hindarso, Suprapto, R. R. Yogaswara

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Abstract

In this work, multi-walled carbon nanotubes supported zinc oxide (ZnO/MWCNTs) as a heterogeneous catalyst for transesterification had been successfully prepared via the modified Stober-like synthesis method. The effect of calcination temperature during the catalyst preparation towards reaction was investigated. These catalyst was also characterized by X-ray diffraction (XRD) analysis, N2 adsorption-desorption analysis followed by Brunauer-Emmett-Teller (BET) calculation to determine the total surface area, and scanning electrone microscopy with energy dispersive X-ray spectroscopy (SEM-EDX). Transesterification of kesambi (Schleichera oleosa) oil also had been done to test the activity of the prepared catalysts. However, the quantity of dispersed zinc oxide (ZnO) on multi-walled carbon nanotubes (MWCNTs) are quite small that is lower than 5 %wt. It produces low conversion of transesterification after 3 hours reaction that is under 15% of conversion.

Original languageEnglish
Article number012034
JournalIOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering
Volume742
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 9 Mar 2020
Externally publishedYes
Event2019 International Conference on Chemical Engineering, ICCE 2019 - Bandung, Indonesia
Duration: 28 Nov 201929 Nov 2019

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