MOF-based functional catalytic materials for biodiesel production

MOF-based functional catalytic materials for biodiesel production

Recently, PhD student Miss Wen-jie Cong supervised by Prof. Zhen Fang, collaborated with Profs. Hu Li at Guizhou Univ, JA Kozinski at Lakehead Univ and AK Dalai at U of Saskatchewan in Canada, published a review article in Green Chemistry about metal-organic framework-based functional catalytic materials for biodiesel production.

At present, the key point of the biodiesel industry is to find cheap and widely sourced feedstock to reduce production costs. High-efficiency heterogeneous catalyst can enhance biodiesel yield from low-quality feedstocks. Metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) have attracted extensive attention in the field of clean energy and chemicals due to their porous, controllable structure and good compatibility. However, the application of MOF materials on biodiesel production is still in its infancy but their usage is on the rise year by year. There is no relevant review article to summarize and point out the work and defects in this field. This review focuses on MOF-based functional catalytic materials for biodiesel production. Catalytic performance of MOF-based catalysts, synthesis method and catalytic loading strategy are described in detail. This review also analyzes the mechanism of functionalized MOFs classified via enzyme, base, acid, and bifunctional catalysts and summarizes technologies employing MOF-based catalysts for biodiesel production. Additionally, technical perspectives on the feasible reaction mechanisms are discussed, and the realistic necessity of MOF-based nanocatalysts is provided. The MOF-based functional catalytic materials show great potential in biodiesel production and other relevant biorefineries.

Porous MOF-based nanocatalysts prepared by assembly of organic ligands and metal ions functionalized with acid/ base/ enzyme used for biodiesel production (酸/碱/酶功能化金属离子与有机配体组装制备多孔MOF基纳米催化剂用于生物柴油生产)

Related results were accepted in Green Chemistry:

Wen-Jie Cong, Sonil Nanda, Hu Li, Zhen Fang*, Ajay K. Dalai, Janusz A. Kozinski. Metal-organic framework-based functional catalytic materials for biodiesel production: A review. Green Chemistry. https://doi.org/10.1039/D1GC00233C (2021).

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