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- Dudu, Adrian Ioan, et al. Show all 7 Authors
- ACS sustainable chemistry & engineering 2020 v.8 no.3 pp. 1611-1617
- additives; biocatalysts; biodiesel; catalytic activity; esters; fatty acids; furans; hydrolysis; solubilization; sunflower oil; temperature
- ... Fatty acid diesters of 2,5-bis-(hydroxymethyl)furan (BHMF), promising candidates as sustainable bioadditives for increasing the cetane number of biodiesel fuels, were prepared through a solvent-free Novozym 435-mediated diesterification of BHMF with a fatty acid mixture (FAM) resulting from the hydrolysis of commercial sunflower oil. Under solvent-free conditions and a 15 mbar vacuum, high convers ...